Article by Phoenix writer Colleen Bayley ’23:
Completing a minor act of kindness makes a big impact in today’s world, and that’s exactly what the junior class took advantage of. On Thursday, May 12, Kellenberg hosted its annual Junior Blood Drive in the gymnasium. Forms including an overall explanation of what the day would incorporate were previously handed out to all juniors, with parent consent needed. Students arrived at different times throughout the day based around their lunch periods. This is because it is important that the students nourish themselves before and after they donate blood. Once arrived, students show identification and fill out forms based on their physical health. Following this stage, a vital test was performed to verify that the student was able to donate.
There were 99 total blood donations and 70 ALYX Machine donations Thursday, with one person saving 3 lives each. Thank you to all who participated!
Moderator Mrs. Finn talks about the importance of donations: “Currently there is a blood shortage in our area, and to be able to participate in donations after two and a half years is a great opportunity for the juniors to give back to those who need it most.”