On Friday, October 24 from 9 - 1:30 the Abingdon-Avon High School student council will be hosting a blood drive through the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. An identification card or Donor ID is required to donate. Potential donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old. Potential donors may be 16 years old and donate, but must present a signed parental consent form which students may get from Mrs. Vick.