Twenty-eight donors rolled up their sleeves to give blood at the American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive on Thursday, April 5. The Red Cross collected 32 units of blood from 28 donors. Four donors completed a double-red donation, which the Red Cross considers two units. The blood has the potential to save or sustain the lives of more than 100 patients.
"Having students participate in an event like this helps develop the importance of community service," said Mr. Talbot, the Social Sciences Department Head who oversaw the blood drive.
Donors must be at least 16 years old, and an impressive number of 16-year-olds got involved and will hopefully become regular donors. Fifteen volunteers helped make the event run smoothly. The Student Council organized the event.