Health & Safety

October 31, 2013

Students hold drive to save lives

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Airman 1st Class C. Massey
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)
Members of the Sonoran Science Academy’s National Honor Society pose for a picture during a blood drive held in the gym of the school at Davis-Monthan, Oct. 24. The blood drive was hosted at SSA, in coordination with the American Red Cross, as part of a volunteer service project for the NHS.

The American Red Cross held a blood drive in the Sonoran Science Academy gym Oct. 24, 2013.

The blood drive was hosted by the school’s National Honor Society in coordination with the ARC.

The NHS members were contacted after they submitted a blood drive request to the ARC for a volunteer service project.

“This was their first service project of the year, and I hope they gained leadership and organizational skills for future events like this,” said Debbie Sloan, NHS advisor and instructional support teacher at SSA.

The ARC normally allows six weeks to plan a blood drive, but after another location was unable to hold the event, the NHS members were able to organize it in just six days.

“Our goal was to get at least 30 pints of blood,” said Mariné Blasini, NHS vice president and a junior at SSA.

According to the ARC, just one pint of blood can save up to three lives.

By the end of the day, the ARC collected 40 pints of blood, potentially saving 30 more lives than their initial goal.

“There are hospitals already expecting the blood collected from our drive,” said Amanda Sloan, NHS president and a senior at SSA.




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