Blog Post #57 – Fall Blood Drive


Casey Alderman, Blog Manager

Next Thursday, September 2nd, Carmel is hosting the annual Fall Blood Drive. This drive is extremely important as Covid-19 has dried up the blood banks, causing hospitals to rely on local blood drives. School drives make up over 30% of the blood supply, and Carmel students/staff are urged to donate as fewer people are donating, despite a constant and growing need for blood. Every day, the Indiana Blood Center must collect at least 650 units of blood, yet the average blood drive collects a mere 16 units.

Every Carmel High School student aged 16 and older is encouraged to donate, however, there are requirements and restrictions. The donor must be 110 lbs and over, and cannot be participating in a fall sport for the school. Students interested in donating are incentivized by a $10 e-gift card valid at over 60 participating locations, as well as free snacks.

Click here to sign up!

*16 year olds must fill out waiver attached here*