Got blood? Give blood

Published 11:49 am Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood or platelets, according to the Red Cross organization.

And, while the demand for blood stays the same year-round, the number of donations suffers in the summer months.

This is why the Red Cross Club at Davie High School will be hosting a blood drive on July 5. 

“The American Red Cross keeps the heart of the U.S. pumping by helping groups, like the DHS Red Cross Club, facilitate a blood drive,” said Sean Lane, club member. ”
But it is not without the generous donations of people like you and me that keep the red in the saying “Red, white, and blue.” It’s the most patriotic time of the year, and it’s important to realize that a blood donation can help strengthen our nation as a whole and have the potential to save a life.

Summer is filled with travel and vacation, but if you have time from noon–4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5 to donate blood, please do it. Many people can donate, even teenagers. With parental consent, youth as young as 16 can make a difference and donate blood.Visit in the search bar to schedule a donation time.

For more information about blood drive health and age requirements, visit in the search bar.

“Make an impact today for the health of people tomorrow,” Lane said.