Article by Phoenix writer Justin McKenzie ’24:
On February 2nd, the Class of ‘23 participated in the Senior blood drive. Every two seconds, somebody in the U.S. needs blood. Students made a big impact with this small sacrifice.
Kellenberg partnered with the New York Blood Center to collect blood from volunteers.
Throughout the day, seniors were excused from their classes to donate blood. They were met with kind nurses who took blood from the students.
High School students have led the tri-state in blood donations since the COVID-19 pandemic. Between regular whole blood donations, and double red cell donations, there were 107 donations from the seniors. Those who donated will receive a Blood Donor ID card.
Noah Blanchard ‘23 says, “It was a good experience. Knowing I could help someone by donating was the best part. I learned my blood type and I felt great afterwards”.
Mrs. Finn, who organized the drive said, “It’s amazing to see young people creating a habit of donating blood. It’s a good habit to start since blood drives happen everywhere. Our seniors answered the call to help save lives and I thank them for that”.
For juniors looking to donate, the Junior Blood Drive is on May 4.