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NHS Blood Drive Taking Off

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the NHS blood drive has a lot of donors shown by the PowerRed stickers given out.

On October 18, 2023, the Saint Francis High School National Honor Society (NHS) hosted a blood drive to help collect blood for people that are in desperate need of it. 

One time donating blood is equivalent to saving three different people’s lives, so the National Honor Society tries to host this event twice a year at the school and then help out multiple other times with different groups. 

 “We also go with the United Methodist Church over christmas break,” said NHS advisor Sharon Bergman, “So you can sign up for that.”

NHS member and blood donor Kristen Gifford explains how fast the donation process was for her and how donating feels like.

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“The donation process went by a lot faster than I thought it would,” Gifford said, “Checking in and the actual donation process was like 20 minutes and I thought it was gonna be a lot longer than that.”

Gifford continues her statement.

“They just sterilize your arm and they stick a needle in your arm,” Grifford said, “You can’t even feel it. It’s just the slightest little, not even a bee sting, kind of feeling.”

After the entire blood drive was complete, the NHS was able to collect 61 ounces of blood with 85 slots filled. 

“That was a good start for our blood drive this year,” Bergman said.

After Gifford had gotten done donating, she had a bruised spot where they had given blood.

“This time around has been a little rough,” Gifford said, “But that had not happened before. 

Gifford finishes off her thought.

“So don’t let that discourage you from donating blood,” Gifford said, “Save some lives.”

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