First blood drive of school year held

Where you check in before giving blood.

Janessa Baez, Staff Writer

On October 15, 2018, the National Honor Society hosted the fall blood drive for American Red Cross.

Dr. Spaid, National Honor Society advisor, stated, “We only got 30 pints this drive – we have another drive scheduled for May. We had 38 students present to donate. Some were deferred due to iron levels or height and weight restrictions. We had 5 faculty members present as well.”

“We were short on our drive. This is because of fall sports, and the sophomores all going to the CCCTC for a tour that day. We didn’t plan this one very well. I am advocating the Red Cross that next year we move the fall drive to November or December to get away from fall sports, and will make sure the sophomores are in the building when we have the drive.”

She also states that donating blood is very important right now because blood is very crucial and it is something that benefits people. Students should really consider donating blood for the spring blood drive.