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Saving lives with blood

In 2019, the  Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center collected well over 1000 donations from only six schools. This does not include donations from places such as churches or donations given at one the local buildings. 

Tim O'Leary, Media Editor

February 24, 2020

On Thursday Feb. 27, the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center held a blood drive at West. During student’s second block, they could come down and donate blood. These blood drives are held once a term at West, however mobile units are always on the move.  “We’re a mobile unit, so we’re in a di...

Saving lives one drop at a time

As blood stations are set up, phlebotomy nurses are ready for the incoming donors. Giving blood can be a hesitant choice to some people, but the outcome is life-changing. “Just knowing that I can help other people just by giving blood, and [the fact that] it takes so little time, that the thought of being able to save someone’s life motivates me to give blood,”  senior Alexa Glandon said.

Sarah Bernick, Reporter

April 19, 2019

West hosted its first blood drive since Sept.on Thursday, April 18. Due to snow day cancellations, West was not able to host two of their four annual blood drives. By collecting an estimated total of 80 pints, the amount of blood taken in could potentially save 240 people. “We host blood drives wit...

One last drop for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Junior Emma Day gives blood.

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 19, 2018

Update: West donated a total of 93 pints at the Apr. 19 blood drive. On Apr. 19 the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center held the last blood drive of the school year in the YMCA gym from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. “The goal for this blood drive is to make sure the students who are close to hitti...

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