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September 26, 2016
by: Keira Collin, Étude Studios Writing Intern

IDEAS Academy Blood Drive Oct.7th

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 IDEAS Academy will host its next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, October 7! Donations will be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and take place in the IDEAS cafeteria. We are looking for around 48 donors. Those looking to donate may either contact Karen Robison at krobison@etudegroup.org or can find information on the Red Cross website.

This is the sixth year that the blood drive will be coming to IDEAS. Donating blood is so important because each donation has the potential to save three lives. Some of the blood donated may go towards research of the Zika epidemic and other diseases.

Depending on the number of donors, scholarships may be available for student volunteers. Last year two scholarships were given to students entering science and medical fields. Volunteering for the blood drive is also a great opportunity for student leadership and résumé building.

Volunteers will be needed for donating blood, set-up and take-down, checking people in, retrieving people from classes, and accompanying donors during and after they donate. Students are very important donors as many adults have busy schedules and aren’t always able to get in and donate. We hope you are able to volunteer and donate for such a good cause! Contact Karen Robison or visit the American Red Cross website for more information.

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