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Students Donate Blood on Valentine’s Day

By: AJ Conner

Photo Courtesy of American Red Cross

Last week, 88 students showed their love on Valentine’s Day by signing up to donate blood. Sign-ups were Tuesday during lunch shifts, and slots filled fast. NHS holds a blood drive each February to allow more athletes to donate between winter and spring sports. Students went to the auxiliary gym during their first, third, and fifth hours to determine eligibility and complete their donations. While not everyone who signed up could donate due to iron levels or other factors, the Red Cross collected several dozen pints of blood to be used at area hospitals. Not only did students give blood to help those in need, they were rewarded handsomely: quite a few Domino’s pizzas were delivered to the gym as students watched various Disney movies.