On the 15th of August, the blood bank from POMGEN paid their annual visit to Paradise High School. Students
age 16 and above were given permission to donate blood. The staff and students had both donated, including our
very own school director, Mr. Safak Deliismail. Out of the people allowed to give blood, 43 of them were rejected to
donate because their haemoglobin level was low. A person’s haemoglobin level has to be 12.5, in order for
them to be able to donate blood. The number of boys donating has been increasing annually.
The Blood bank collected 26 bags of blood during that day. We are all encouraged to give blood donations because
there may be a time when we might need blood or our relatives might be in the same situation.
By Courtney Baleo-9C