Students Help Save Lives

Blood Drive Takes Place At CHS

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Ryan Gonzalez and Coltin McDaniel, Reporters

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Coastal Bend Blood Center hosted Calallen High School’s first blood drive of the school year on September 7 for students who are 17 years or older and weigh at least 115 pounds.

Seniors who want to donate during blood drives this year will have a chance to gain their red chord.

“In order for seniors to gain their red chord they must donate three times, or have someone donate for them 5 times,” Interact Adviser and Speech Teacher Ms. Dietrich said.

School nurse Cindy Brady is hoping for a great turn out at all blood drives.

“Since it’s been advertised, hopefully we get about a hundred donors,” Brady said.

Many students are excited to donate, but some will not be able to due to extracurricular activities.

“This year I will be doing the blood drive, but because of football I will not be able to so the very first one,” Senior Gavin Vasquez said.

Students may sign up for blood drives with Dietrich in her classroom or she will be in the cafeteria walking around with the signup sheet. This year, students must sign out in the office, give blood, and then sign in when done.