March 10, 2022
Students and staff at West Branch High School donated enough blood to save nearly 100 lives at their blood drive this week.
Current National Honor Society members sponsored the Blood Drive at West Branch High School on Tuesday, March 8. Students promoted this activity by hanging posters around the school and by asking students to give.
West Branch has hosted frequent blood drives for many years. A drive held earlier in the school year had 41 students and staff give 32 pints of blood. During the March event, 36 donors signed up.
One donated pint of blood can save up to three lives. According to the American Red Cross, every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and/or platelets. Donors donating whole blood can donate as much as 6 times each year.
“Not enough people give and it's a way to give back," said one of the students donating blood.
"I am very thankful to the NHS members for hosting this event and very appreciative to the donors for thinking of others and donating blood,” said West Branch High School principal Mr. Coffee.
National Honor Society students sponsored and staffed the event, supporting donors throughout the process, including a snack and drink after donation.
West Branch High School student Morgan Loudon with one of the district’s secretaries, Cori Sands.
West Branch High School student Morgan Loudon worked with National Honor Society advisor Kristen Tice to organize the March 8 blood drive at West Branch High School. 36 donors signed up for the West Branch High School Blood Drive on March 8.