Today, the junior class responded to a desperate call for donated blood. Students donated for many different reasons. Some students donate because of family members who needed a blood product, others donated because of the blood shortage in our area, and others donated because they wanted to get into the habit of donating every 56 days and wanted to save a life.
We are proud to announce that today’s blood drive was the most successful we’ve ever held at Kellenberg.
303 members of the junior class signed up to donate yielding 179 whole blood donations. In addition, 46 students donated blood using the ALYX system, which collects double the red blood cells, the equivalent of 92 pints of whole blood, bringing the grand total of today’s blood drive to 271 units of blood.