A group of high school students successfully organized and hosted a blood drive April 28th at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Weiser. It was open to the community from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. The group said that the drive was a success – as they collected 34 units of blood, roughly 4.5 gallons. Donating blood saves lives; statistically, one donation can save up to three lives. This drive could potentially save 102 people.
The head on-site Coordinator for the Red Cross was Brylee Williams; Williams said, “The Red Cross was awesome and seamlessly set up and got straight to work. We would like to thank everyone who donated and made this possible. We look forward to hosting another drive in the near future.” Devyn Young, the co on-site Coordinator, said, “It was a great drive; we met our goal and had a great time doing so.”
Both Williams and Young said that they look forward to the day that they can hold their blood drives at the high school, allowing more high schoolers to donate – creating lifelong donors.