The bi-annual blood drive is coming up at North Lakes Academy Upper School. It will take place on November 26th from 11-6 pm in the choir room. The more units donated means the greater number of $250 scholarships offered to graduating NLA seniors. During the last drive, 116 units were collected.
If that isn’t encouraging enough, there will be snacks waiting for all donors after their donations. Donors will get a free pint of frozen custard from Culver’s in Forest Lake. This is a major motivating factor for several students.
“I can’t wait to get custard,” said Adriana Perkins(12).
Donors have certain requirements, according to Christopher Stewart who is NLA’s social studies teacher and blood drive coordinator. Students must be at least 16 years old to donate, as well as a certain weight that is based on height (other variables also apply).
Even healthy, very active people do not always qualify. For example, NLA athlete Claire Radatz (10) cannot donate blood because for her height (4’9’’) she has to be at least 118 pounds.
There are still spots available. To register, see Stewart for registration and qualification.