Forty-two Emmaus High School students are scheduled to give blood on Wednesday as part of an emergency blood drive that will happen in the large courtyard at the high school from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This week’s blood drive, run by the high school Student Government Association (SGA) in conjunction with Miller-Keystone Blood Center, is “student-only,” according to Michael Mihalik, EHS science teacher and SGA adviser.
“It’s just a student emergency blood drive,” Mihalik writes in an email message to Emmaus Patch. “We're not having a full-blown blood drive like we usually have, as we'll wait on that for May.
“On Wednesday, we only have 42 available slots and they have all been filled in by current students,” he writes.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center is the sole provider of blood to hospitals in the Lehigh Valley. According to the Miller-Keystone website, there is a shortage of all blood types right now, including platelets.