Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Our school continuously gives back to the community, in more ways than one. This week the high school decided to hold a blood drive. We do not only host the drive to solely provide civilians in need but also for the benefit of the students, the drive gives students the opportunity to help people they do not know and get experienced with giving with no reward. After donation, the school transports the blood to an alternate location, the Red Cross Foundation. The school holds this drive twice a year, in fact, students who give at least twice receive cords that they are allowed to wear at their graduation.

Although everyone is encouraged to give blood, there are some restrictions: “You have to be 17 and up to donate and if you’re 16 you need parents permission to give.”, Leeandra Gartley, Senior. The blood drive was nothing short of flawless, however Student council President, Keelyn Givens, had this to say to make it even better: “I would make it possible for the hopeful donor to get their blood tested before they come down to give because a lot of people were denied for various reasons.” Thanks to the Student Council members the blood drive was a success yet again.IMG_4324