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Blood Drive

Saving Lives in Under 10 Minutes!

Besides just getting out of class, these students are happy being able to participate in this activity. It takes just a few seconds to save a future life because one never knows when disaster will occur. Students who are 17 or older can join without the consent of a parent.

“My mom does it.I am nervous, but I’m willing to suck it up to help someone,” Junior Addi Vanwanzle said.

After getting their blood drawn, volunteers are given chips and juice for their donation. This process is free of charge. To not disrupt typical class scheduling, this was conveniently located off to the left of the grand hallway. 

Using a QR code by scanning their phone, participants can sign in to their scheduled appointment in the grand hallway by Versiti Blood Centers at After scanning their QR code, they are to sign in at the table.

“[We usually have a] really good turnout at high schools. Most of these are fully scheduled,” Versiti Blood Center assistant said.

This process takes no longer than ten minutes. Each student is individually addressed and is shown that their contribution is not without benefits. No more than one out of seven total liters of blood was extracted from each student.

 “I didn’t go here because I wanted to get out of class honestly. This was actually my favorite period. I just like to think that I’m helping someone,” Junior Lucy Guy said.

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Kylie Sarkine, Pulse Reporter
Kylie Sarkine joined the MHS Student Media team in 2023. Besides being on the student media staff, enjoys crocheting and gardening.
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