Teens Supply Nearly 15% of Blood Collections

You may have thought kids these days were lazy. Think again. Read this MSNBC article.

It features Centennial High School in Gresham and quotes several American Red Cross blood services experts. 
“In a country where less than 40 percent of adults are eligible to give blood and a generation of devoted donors is aging, teenagers are becoming increasingly crucial to the nation’s blood stores, experts said.”

“Some 22 states or U.S. territories now allow 16-year-olds to donate with parental consent, and two states, Oregon and Kansas, allow it without consent, Red Cross officials said.”
Kansas and Oregon. Two states I’ve lived in. Yay for my home states! And yay for all those teens who are helping out! By the way, the Don8 Bl%d high school blood drive challenge is still going on until June 30th. More info here.