DGKN staff report
KIDRON A blood drive will be 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 11 at Kidron Park hosted by Vitalant, a nonprofit community blood service provider.
The Dalton High School National Honor Society had planned on hosting the Vitalant bloodmobile at the high school but it has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NHS had hosted two drives this year and the organization is only eight donations away from earning $500 more in scholarship money for current NHS seniors. Because of the cancellation, Vitalant will award Dalton’s National Honor Society credit for the scholarship fund for donations at the May 11 drive at Kidron Park, or at the donation center in Canton between now and May 24. For Dalton’s NHS to get credit for the donation, donors must inform Vitalant that they would like their donation credited to Dalton High School when they check in on the day of their donation.
Interested donors must schedule an appointment at www.vitalant.org for the May 11 blood drive in Kidron or for the Canton donation center through May 24. Vitalant is taking many precautions to keep donors safe and donors must wear a face mask to their appointment.
Vitalant, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit community blood service providers, supplies comprehensive transfusion medicine services to nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states, according to the website.