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A chance to save lives at fall blood drive

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Students can sign up at the counseling office or with a HOSA or Interact club member for the fall blood drive on Oct. 12 from periods 1 to 9.

Students can sign up at the counseling office or with a HOSA or Interact club member for the fall blood drive on Oct. 12 from periods 1 to 9.

Photo by Leslie Najera-Rivas

Photo by Leslie Najera-Rivas

Students can sign up at the counseling office or with a HOSA or Interact club member for the fall blood drive on Oct. 12 from periods 1 to 9.

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

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Interact Club and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will host their fall blood drive in the small gym from periods 1 to 9 on Oct.12.

“The fall blood drive is a drive to give blood. We use an outside company called Life Source (to help with the blood drive),” Interact club adviser Gavin Engel said.

According to LifeSource, one donation can save up to three lives.

Over 63 donations were collected from the spring blood drive.

Students can sign up in the counseling office and will need a pass to donate. If under 18, a permission slip signed from a parent or guardian is needed.

“(On the day of the event) there will be a check-in table right when you enter the small gym, where you turn in your form. You (will) have a quick appointment with one of the nurses to make sure that you’re able to give blood, from there you donate the blood. After that, there is a 15-20 minutes rest stop where you get refreshments and have snacks so you’re ready to go for your next class,” Engel said.

Staff members can also donate at the blood drive.

“Staff can show up at any time, between first and ninth hour to donate.  They do not need an appointment and will be moved to the front of the line,” Engel said.

If students need help, Life Source, Interact and HOSA members will be available.  

Engel hopes that students take the opportunity to give back to the community.

“Giving to others has unlimited benefits, helping others goes a long way. Even if you don’t see who benefits from, whether they were in a bad accident and they lost a lot of blood. It’s just a life-saving measure that you can easily do for one period,” Engel said.

Interact will host their spring blood drive in April.

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Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

This is Leslie’s second year on the team. She is a sophomore and she enjoys being around friends and family. She hopes to major in performing arts or medicine in the future.

 

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