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We Have a Goal and We NEED your HELP!

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Be sure to make arrangements to donate blood to the Lifeserve Blood Center next Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Ponca School from 9:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.  The P.H.S. Student Council is sponsoring this blood drive during Red Ribbon Week as a healthy activity that highlights community service. 

Our goal is to help the blood bank collect at least 50 units of blood products.  We want to get at least 15 new donors this year.

Here is how you can make that happen: 

        You must be at least 16 years of age. (16 year olds need a parent permission slip)

          You must be in good health.

          You must weigh at least 110 pounds.

          You must not have donated within the past 56 days.

          You will need a photo i.d.

          You should eat a healthy breakfast before donating.

          Bring a friend who could also donate!

Here are a few frequently asked questions that will assist you:

How much blood do I have in my body?

Woman have about ten pints, and men about 12 pints of blood in their bodies.

How long does it take to give blood?

The process for whole blood donation usually takes about an hour. The blood collection itself is usually about 10 minutes. The donation process includes registration, a brief medical screening, blood collection and refreshments.

How much blood is taken?

Whole blood and apheresis (platelet) donations are about one pint. One pint is roughly equal to one pound.

Is it safe to give blood?

Yes. Donating blood is 100% safe. You cannot get HIV or any other infectious disease from dontating blood.

How many medical facility does the Siouxland Blood Bank serve?

37 Hospitals are served by the Siouxland Blood Bank blood supply

In case you have other questions please refer to the following website.


Thank you for taking time to donate blood during Red Ribbon Week!

Please help us reach our goal. Thanks!

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Students: Mr. Jody Phillips, Superintendent of Schools, PO Box 568, Ponca, NE 68770 (402) 755-5700 (jodyphillips@poncaschool.org).

Employees and Others: Mr. Jody Phillips, Superintendent of Schools, PO Box 568, Ponca, NE 68770 (402) 755-5700 (jodyphillips@poncaschool.org).

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