Blood Drive Exceeds Goal

By Kirsten Alhrichs

November 21st was the day of the blood drive at Central High School, and it went very well. Mrs. Linde was in charge of it with the help of her A&P students, who contributed in getting donors and searching for companies to donate the supplies needed. In the eight hours of the blood drive, 123 donors came, giving a total of 149 units of blood.

Students prepare to give blood during one of last year's blood drives. Photo by Jada Hounchell.
Students prepare to give blood during one of last year’s blood drives. Photo by Jada Hounchell.

It was a very successful day because the goal was 140 units of blood. The school is very grateful for the 72 companies that donated food and beverages. “It was awesome that we had that much food to provide and have so much leftovers to give away,” says Mrs. Linde. At the end of the busy day, some leftover food went to the mission while the rest of it went to Stacy Rosdahl, Central’s homeless coordinator, who distributed the food among people in need around the area.

Luckily, there were no major problems except for too many people wanting to donate, making it very busy. Is having too many people wanting to help really a problem, though? For anyone who is willing to help and make the next blood drive a busy one, ROTC will be in charge of the next one in January. It is for a great cause.