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Saving Lives: Sewickley Academy Plans Blood Drive

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Gregg Theater.

Sewickley Academy will conduct its annual blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Gregg Theater.

Sewickley Academy senior Duncan MacDougall, blood drive coordinator, said the drive sponsored through the Key Club is one of three that Sewickley Academy plays host to each year.

"I have always had an interest in the medical field, and I enjoy helping people, so I saw this as a good way to help the community," MacDougall said.

A blood drive earlier this year attracted 44 donors, and about 40 have signed up for Thursday's event.

If you would like to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions, contact MacDougall at Duncanmacdougall01@gmail.com.

Blood Facts

  • Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood.
  • 4.5 million Americans would die each year without life-saving blood transfusions.
  • A family member with cancer can need as many as four pints of blood every day for two to four weeks to tolerate certain medical treatments.
  • A car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.

Source: American Red Cross

 

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