MONTWOOD AND EL DORADO HIGH SCHOOL SET TO TAKE ON THE BATTLE OF THE BLOOD DROP FOR THE 3rd YEAR
The invitation says, “Find the hero in you,” and students, parents and teachers have the chance to do just that by being a volunteer blood donor at the annual El Dorado and Montwood High Battle of the Blood Drop” drive at the two respective schools taking place this week and next week.
Montwood High has a new student activities director and they’re on track to pull through and bring the trophy to Montwood which hasn’t happened since the competition began in August of 2010.
The two schools have collected 4,479 pints of blood in the three years and are now the # 1 and # 2 high schools, surpassing the largest school drive in the UBS Texas Region, Franklin High.
The 4 days of collection between both schools are projected to bring in over 500 pints of blood pushing the joint effort to the 5,000 marker and making a difference in over 15,000 lives.
“We encourage our alumni to visit their schools and donate blood….Although this is a competition between the schools, the real winners are the recipients that receive the blood”, states Daniel Escobar, chief communications officer for SISD.
Volunteer blood donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parent permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger. The public is invited to go participate and donate blood at the schools, however they must sign in at the office before .
WHAT: El Dorado and Montwood High Battle of the Blood Drop
WHEN: Montwood High
Wednesday and Thursday, August 21st and 22
El Dorado High
Monday and Tuesday, August 26th and 27th
Both blood drives start at 8:30 – 4:00 PM.