By Rachael Nestel
Marjory Stoneman Douglas is joining forces with a renowned organization to host a blood drive to save lives in the community.
Members of the Eagles Battalion 5 of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) will be hosting this event alongside OneBlood, whose mission is to enhance the health and well-being of others through their work with blood and stem cell research, according to their website.
Battalion Commander Ava Bonilla said the blood drive is a great way to give back to our community, whether it’s helping people in need or saving a life.
The blood drive will be held on Thursday, January 26, from 7:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, located at 5901 Pine Island Road.
The event will be open to the public. Blood donors should be at least 16 years of age and must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. All interested participants should sign in for the event at the school’s front office. Afterward, they’ll be guided by a JROTC member over to the senior parking lot to donate blood.
- Rachael Nestel has lived in Coral Springs for three years. She taught middle school English for over four years and currently works full-time as a Senior Copywriter. Rachael graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University in 2009.
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