Students at College of the Canyons have the opportunity to save people’s lives by donating blood every month. The blood drives take place at the college’s honor’s grove on a regular basis in attempt to raise the number of blood donors and help more people in need.
According to the American Red Cross a total of 9.2 million Americans donate blood every year. What sounds like an impressive number is in reality less than 10% of the people eligible to make a blood donation.
In order to donate blood people need to meet different requirements such as being at least 17 years old and in good health weighting at least 110lbs. Donors also need to drink plenty of water and eat a nutritious meal before donating blood.
Students who meet the requirements have the chance to donate blood today and again on June 17th.