The Red Cross Club recently hosted the annual blood drive at Servite High School. The student-led Servite Red Cross Club assisted in organizing and promoting the event, at which more than 67 pints of blood were collected. The Red Cross says that each pint of blood could save up to three lives.
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian volunteer-led organization, provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Red Cross Club members solicited sign-ups in the weeks leading up to the blood drive, and also helped everything run smoothly on the actual day of the blood drive.
There was a good community response. Many people were grateful for the opportunity to help those in need. Servite junior Garret Nelson said, “Donating blood has made me appreciative of my health, and I am grateful for the opportunity to give back.”