Blood drive aims to save 450 lives


Ronni Lugo

Students give blood during the first drive of the year on Sept. 9 in the Davenport Family Y.

Iris Hayslett, Editor

Tis the season for being thankful and giving, and that’s exactly what Davenport West High is doing. That’s right, the blood drive is back on Dec. 10, 2015 in the West Y.

This time around West High is shooting for 150 people, which equivalent to saving 450 lives, so if each person gives one pint of blood that can be broken down and used to save three people’s lives, according to Biology teacher Renee Lietz.

“This time of the year is the best time to give blood because it’s such a  busy time of the year, with more accidents and people getting sick and more illnesses,” said Lietz. “Even if we reached a goal of 150 people, all the blood that is donated on the Thursday will be gone by that following Sunday.”

Students can sign up to donate in Room 119 or 120 anytime during the day, or sign up online on the school webpage.