Metro Nashville Public Schools supports the efforts of blood drives conducted by authorized entities on MNPS campuses as a means to encourage civic and community engagement amongst our students, faculty, staff, and administration. However, such drives must be conducted with the utmost safety and transparency. No student under the age of eighteen (18) may donate blood without obtaining prior written consent from the parent/guardian of the student wishing to donate blood. Once proper written consent is obtained from the parent/guardian or student who is 18 years or older, MNPS will not be liable for any arising illness or injury resulting from the donation of blood.