The annual BT Blood Drive will be on Friday, January 29, from 8am – 1pm, in the BT auxiliary gym. Parents, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to give blood. Students, faculty and staff can sign up to donate during lunch periods, Tuesday – Thursday, January 19 – 21. Parents can email Patti McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a time slot (appointments are in 20-minute blocks starting at 7:30 (for parents) and ending at 12:40 pm).
Donors should eat a hearty breakfast or lunch and drink lots of water. The Red Cross requires donors to be 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. Students who are 16 years old need to submit the Red Cross parental consent form which will be available when they sign up. Donors must arrive with a photo ID.
Visit the Red Cross website for details on weight and height restrictions for men and women. The Red Cross requires all donors to complete a Medical history form when they arrive. This form can be previewed at www.redcrossblood.org/