A Walk Through the Dallastown Blood Drive

Follow Dallastown senior Skylar Hashbarger’s experience at the 2019 student Blood Drive.

Emily Van Arsdale

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Skylar Hashbarger

Student Blood Drive flyers are hung all over the school to remind students to sign up and donate.

Skylar Hashbarger, Reporter

Each year Dallastown holds a student Blood Drive to give students the opportunity to make an impact on their community and themselves.

Health teacher Mr. Gould organizes the annual event through the Central Penn Blood Bank and encourages his students, who meet the qualifications, to donate, not only to save lives but to gain a medical experience as well.

Approximately 32,000 pints of blood are used each day in the United States and every three seconds someone is in need of blood. Donating just one pint of blood can save as many as three people’s lives. All of the blood donated at Dallastown’s Drive stays local according to Gould.

Check out the video above to get a first-hand account of the blood donation process and why Gould says it’s “all about giving the students of Dallastown an important experience.”