NHS Hosts Blood Drive

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On March 27, the Red Cross, with help from the volunteers from in National Honors Society, held a school wide blood drive for staff and students 16 and older. The drive was held during school in the backstage area of the auditorium.
The blood that is collected is given to the Red Cross. At the drive they collected 58 bags of blood reaching and passing the goal for this blood drive.
“It went really, really good this time,” said senior Lisbeth Magdaleno-Garcia, president of NHS. “Very few people had incidence [compared to the] first drive. Maybe next year we will do three a year [blood drives] instead of doing just two.”
Incidence is what it’s called when students are feeling unwell or faint after they give blood.
There were students involved in NHS that volunteered to help out at the drive. The students checked the donors in and assisted the Red Cross nurses.
“Last time I did it [the blood drive] I gave blood,” said junior Grant Herfindahl. “So I thought if there would be another way I could help with the blood drive, I feel like volunteering would be better.”
The next Red Cross blood drive held in the area will take place at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea on April 12, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“Just do it,” said junior Maddie Schei. “I hate needles. I hate the thought of someone sticking something in my body. But in the long run doing something that’s a little scary is going to help someone going through something insane.”

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