Blood drive begins on Tuesday

Story by John David Goins, News Editor

The final blood drives of the year will take place on Tuesday and Feb. 1. Sign-up sheets are available at all lunches.

“The blood drives are really important for the school to be involved in,” senior Emily Hoover said. “It may not seem like it at the time, but every student who gives can save a life.”

Just one pint of blood can save up to three lives. For seniors, this is the last chance to earn a cord for graduation. A senior must have participated in four blood drives during high school in order to earn a cord. With three pints of blood per blood drive, every senior that has earned a cord has saved 12 lives.

“The blood drive is a great way for Texas High to give back to the community,” StuCo co-sponsor Debbie Nicholas said. “The students and faculty have an opportunity to save lives and earn scholarship money.”

The blood drive will take place in the Tiger Center on both days.