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SAVE Club Sponsors Blood Drive

SAVE Club President and senior, Jessica Weber, (seated) and SAVE Club adviser Ms. Leah Ross helped sponsor the American Red Cross blood drive on October 1.

“Give blood, change lives,” said freshman and SAVE club member Moniquie Dedivanovic. The CHS SAVE Club hosted the school’s first blood drive of the year on October 1, 2012. Donors included students, staff members, community members, and even substitute teachers. According to the event organizer and SAVE Club adviser Leah Ross, two thirds of the donors were first timers. 

SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Club President senior Jessica Weber, who also volunteered at the drive and gave blood, said, “Giving blood is the easiest thing I can do to save a life.”

Another returning donor and volunteer was senior Danielle Pasciuto. “I give blood at every opportunity. It’s the easiest gift/donation I can give to make a difference in someone’s life,” she said.

“I did not give blood because I don’t like needles, but working the blood drive was the next best thing I could do to help the cause,” said senior Halle Babel. Volunteers checked in and offered snacks to donors and assisted the Red Cross workers.

“It went incredibly smoothly!” Ms. Ross said. “Feedback from the Red Cross was that this was one of the smoothest blood drives they had in a school.”

The drive resulted in 70 units of blood. 70 units of blood means that 210 lives were saved. Click here for more information on American Red Cross Blood Drives.
 

Written by: Paula White
Posted: Oct 18, 2012 by Paula White

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