On Tuesday Oct. 3, Student Council promoted yet another very successful blood drive—again, in the South Gym, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Sponsored by the American Red Cross, Pueblo students 16 and older were given the opportunity to participate by donating blood.
Senior Yamaika Romano said, “I wanted to help those in need. Our community is always in desperate need of blood.”
This particular blood drive is the first of four for this school year. The next drive is taking place in December, said Student Council advisor Ms. Kari Warner. She wants to remind students that they need to have parental permission (signature) if they are 16 or 17; 18+ year old students do not need parental permission but must still meet other requirements (height/weight ratio, no tattoos in the recent past, and other criterion—check out the Red Cross website for more information).
Red Cross Chair, Ms. Allissa Barone, said, “They [students] help our community in immeasurable ways. Their generosity is always deeply appreciated. Our donors at Pueblo are definitely heros.”
Pueblo students are not the only ones who rolled up their sleeves; teachers, staff and administrators did as well.
Ms. Hannah Yoder, a math and psychology teacher, said, “I donate blood as often as I can because I have type O-positive. It’s the most common blood type, so it’s always in demand.”
Pueblo’s Student Council Advisor was very pleased with the first blood drive of the school year.
Warner said, “We collected 43 pints today! Our goal was 35, so we are very excited with how well we did.”
She added that she will announce the next blood drive, schedule for some time in December, Warner said.
On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Pueblo’s student council held the first blood drive of the year with over 60 students participating in the donation.
Student council teacher and advisor Ms. Kari Warner said that the American Red Cross is always in need of blood for those who are in desperate need of this precious commodity in theTucson community.
“It’s cool seeing students willing to donate and help others,” said Warner.
Juniors Joseph Palomarez and Viviana Cruz shared their enthusiasm for helping others by donating blood and said they plan to continue donating.
“I was blessed with the blood to donate to everybody and might as well use this privilege to donate to others,” said Palomarez.
Warner said that there will be other blood drives throughout the school year if students missed this opportunity—in December, February, and May. Students who are 18 do not need parental permission; however, for 16- and 17-year-olds, a parent’s signature is required as well as a completed packet to allow their child to donate blood.