Saving lives one pint at a time

Marianna Hurd gets blood drawn at the September blood drive.

The second annual blood drive at the high school is less than two weeks away. On Tuesday, Nov. 15, workers from the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will come to the high school to help Student Council with the blood drive.

The last blood drive was hosted by FCCLA on Sept. 20. Over 100 pints of blood were donated throughout the day.

“FCCLA’s goal for the last blood drive was 80 pints of blood, so we were happy to exceed that goal,” Annette Schneider, president of FCCLA, said.

The members of FCCLA look forward to hosting another blood drive next year.

Marianna Hurd, senior, has donated blood twice and was a little nervous to give blood for the second time.

“I donate blood to help save lives and because it is a good thing to do for other people,” Hurd said.

Hurd plans on donating again in the upcoming blood drive. She wants to become a gallon donor but does not know if she will be able to donate enough by the time she graduates.

“This was my first time donating, and I was really nervous,” Elaina Skeen, senior, said.

Skeen donates blood to save three lives. She plans on donating more blood in the future because she feels that a person does not need to be a doctor to save lives.

To sign up for the blood drive on Nov. 15, contact any Student Council member or go to the main office or student services.


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