Rancho ASB hosts blood drive to help those in need


Luciana Martin

ASB hosts annual blood drive.

On Friday, Nov. 4, Rancho Cucamonga High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) will be hosting a blood drive. The blood drive will be held in the gym in the west quad, and students will need to pass certain requirements in order to participate in donation. 

According to LifeStream, some of these requirements include being at least 120 lbs, being in a general healthy condition, and having low fats prior to donating. Students are recommended to drink 8-16 oz of fluid before donating blood, while also having a salty snack/meal the day before. 

Students that are 15-16 years old are required to bring a permission slip signed by their parents, showing their consent to the donation of blood. This permission slip needed to be turned in by Wednesday, Nov. 2. Students 17 years old and older must show a photo ID with proof of age. 

ASB hosts annual blood drive (Luciana Martin)

Students were able to register to participate in the blood drive during lunch from Monday, Oct. 31 to Thursday, Nov. 3. Tables for registration were located in the central quad, the area in front of the MPR. 

The main goal of the blood drive is to help those in need while also helping out the blood donation system in general. Blood banks have been low after COVID hit and this blood drive is one way to make up for what’s been lost. 

“The blood drive could also serve as a way to get students involved in donating blood sometime in the future,” Ms. Alexis Duncan, ASB Adviser, said. 

“We’ve done a blood drive before, and it’s a good chance for us to get involved,” Leo Gomez, Senior ASB member said with others sharing the same sentiment.