• April 22Girls Varsity Tennis has a game against Marblehead at GHS on Wednesday, April 24th at 4:30pm

  • April 22Boys Varsity Tennis has a game against Marblehead at Seaside Park, Marblehead on Wednesday, April 24th at 4pm

  • April 2Girls Varsity Softball has a game against Marblehead at GHS on Wednesday, April 24th at 4:30pm

  • March 31Boys Varsity Lacrosse has a game against Danvers at Danvers High School on Wednesday, April 24th at 6pm

  • March 25Boys Varsity Baseball has a game against Marblehead at Seaside Park, Marblehead on Wednesday, April 24th at 4pm

  • March 25Girls Varsity Lacrosse has a game against Revere at GHS on Tuesday, April 23th at 4pm

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EMILY PALK, Staff Writer

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Are you a lifesaver? You could be.

One pint of blood can save three lives, but less than thirty-eight percent of the population is eligible to give blood.  Five million patients in the US need blood every year, and every two seconds someone needs a blood transfusion.

To help meet this critical need, Gloucester High School will be hosting a blood drive on December 14th. The Red Cross will be taking donations from any student sixteen and older.  GHS needs a minimum of 67 people to sign up to reach the quota.

Because red blood cells have a shelf life of only forty-two days, the Red Cross must collect fifteen thousands pints of blood every day to meet the needs of patients at about 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

Students should see Tracy Wood, Jemima Grow or Mrs. Menery-Sammataro to reserve a spot on the list. Donors under eighteen must have parents permission to be eligible to donate.

The donations will begin at 8:30 AM, and end at 1:30 PM. The donations will take place in the Field House. Students who donate can receive a free American Red Cross T-shirt while supplies last.

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Emily Palk, Staff Writer

Emily Palk is a Junior at Gloucester High School, and this is her first year writing for the Gillnetter as a Staff Writer. She has been part of the GHS...

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  1. rayanne menery on December 7th, 2018 9:12 am

    Hi Donors must be over 16- with permission slip signed-

    thank you

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