On December 17, 2018 the CHS Red Cross Club held its annual blood drive in the gymnasium. An estimated 50 members of the Jaguar community signed up, with participants including teachers, students and parents. The whole process for donating blood takes around one hour and each person who donates saves an estimated three lives. At the end of the process donors receive snacks, drinks and a shirt to reward and refuel them after having their blood drawn.
The club started preparing at the beginning of December for the event, setting up a sign-up station outside of the media center encouraging peers to volunteer.
“I had so much fun meeting and talking to everyone who volunteered. It was great to see so many people taking time out of there day to donate blood,” said Alyssa Taylor, Red Cross Club member.
Bridget Kelley, Olivia Hall, Lina Bruno, Alyssa Dunn and Praveen Puviindran members of the Red Cross Club.
If you didn’t sign up for the winter blood drive the Red Cross Club encourage anyone who can to sign up for the spring blood drive, typically held mid April.