Friday, May 16, 2014

Time to “Get Reel” about the American Red Cross Blood Drive

Michael Iverson
Staff Writer

On May 27 the New Hope-Solebury High School will host a Red Cross blood drive, an annual event that allows the students of New Hope to give their blood to help save the lives of millions of people each year. This year, the blood drive has been coupled with a “Get Reel” High School Video Competition, enabling students who can’t donate, or who simply want to do more, to assist the Red Cross’ media campaign to increase donations.
 Blood drives help save over 4.5 million lives each year, with each pint of blood saving up to three lives. The impact one NHS student can have on someone’s life is tremendous, and it is extremely important that NHS students step up to the plate to save lives, considering that less than a third of people who are eligible to give blood actually do.

 All students are greatly encouraged to participate in the drive, whether it be through blood donations or a video submission. The Red Cross’ media campaigns play a crucial role in their ability to collect the blood they need from their blood drives. The deadline for the video submission is May 24, 2014, and information about the video can be found on the Red cross Penn-Jersey regional homepage.

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