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In the light of the Super Bowl, De Smet and Nerinx Hall will be partaking in the first ever “Blood Bowl”. Students are encouraged to sign up to donate blood on Wednesday, January 31st. Whatever school can donate the most pints of blood will win bragging rights for the rest of the year.
History teacher, Matt Mohan, will be in the cafeteria during the lunch periods setting up appointments for donations. Anyone who is 17 or older may donate blood on their own, but 16 year olds must have a signed parental permission form. To get the parental permission form either download the form sent out to the school by Mohan or pick up one during the lunch period.
Donating blood is completely free and helps people who are fighting a number of illnesses such as cancer and HIV. It can also help decrease the chances of heart disease by reducing the amount of iron in blood.
“Often during the winter time hospitals don’t have as much blood as they’d like to perform transfusions,” Mohan said. “That’s why it’s really important that you get out and donate.”






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