RMC Blood Drive
One stop shopping for information on our school blood drives. Every 8 weeks.
Cougars Finish 2019 with 132 unitsEdisto High School added a 5th drive this year on May 9th to finish with 132 units.
Cougars Number One Donor Group in the Region 2019Edisto High School was recognized as the Number One Donor Group in the region for the award year 2019 by the RMC Blood assurance program.
Way to go, Cougars!
Give Blood...Our Senior red cord heroes will style in their new cords for Senior Day and graduation. These are our red cord heroes for the Senior Class of 2019...Mikayla AmakerLogan Banks
Christian ThomasAlexius Thompson
Elijah Thompson - 2 cordsHeather ThompsonRed Cord Heroes Class of 2020/21
As a reminder, you need to eat breakfast and drink lots of fluids to increase your chance of a successful donation. Many seem to be missing picture IDs - the office or one of your teachers should be able to print out a page with your birthdate and picture from PowerTeacher. If your picture is not in the database, see Ms Miller or Ms Phillips to get it updated in PowerTeacher. They may also be able to issue you a school ID.
Parental consent form is required for 16-17 years old. Downloadable form below. Everyone willing to donate must have a picture ID, with full name and birth date.
Weight: Minimum of 110 pounds
You may NOT Donate Blood if:
You are at any risk for AIDS; You are potentially at risk and should not give blood if you:
- - are a male who has had even one sexually intimate encounter with another male since 1977
- - have ever engaged in prostitution
- - have ever injected any drug into your body other than under a doctor’s supervision
- - are currently a sexual partner of someone who might possibly be in any of these groups at risk for AIDS
You have had hepatitis since the age of eleven
You have traveled to the United Kingdom for a total of 3 months between 1980 and 1996.
You May Be Temporarily Deferred If You Have or Had: *please ask Blood Center personnel if any apply to you*
Surgery or blood transfusion
Close contact with an individual with hepatitis
Tattoos or skin piercing in last 12 months
Traveled to malarial endemic area(s)
Active symptomatic flu, cold, or upper respiratory infection
Dental work within 72 hours (routine cleaning acceptable)
History of certain forms of cancer/Cardiac Disorders
Incarceration in jail or juvenile detention greater than 72 hours