Red Cross Club Gives Back Through Schoolwide Blood Donation

Blood Drive

Jovaro Cucuta ’16, donates blood at the Red Cross Club’s drive.

Kristi Bui
EE Senior News Editor ‘16

On Friday, April 10th, the members of the Red Cross Club at Trumbull High hosted an all-day blood drive for both students and faculty members in the building. Patients had the option of donating either blood or platelet. Student donors received one and a half hours of community service for donating their blood.

Participants in the Blood Drive had to meet many health requirements. Donors had to be at least seventeen years of age and above 5 foot 3 inches in height. Their height correlated to a certain weight requirement that they also had to uphold. Also, donors had to be in good physical shape and meet the blood iron level criteria. If donors were nervous and their blood pressure spiked, they were unable to donate due to high blood pressure levels.

Mr. Cayer, one of the teachers who donated blood, saw the drive as a great opportunity to help out those in need. “It is a really easy way for people to help other people,” Mr. Cayer stated.

Members of the Red Cross Club were present to help with the Blood Drive. Local stores in Trumbull, such as Dunkin Donuts, donated food and drinks for donors to replenish themselves. Volunteers logged people into the Red Cross information account to confirm that they had all the requirements to donate. Red Cross Club member Vidya Kandarpa found the Blood Drive to be an overall enjoyable experience.

“I think that it is great to see a lot of high school students recognize such a noble cause,” Kandarpa stated. “I loved helping out. It was a great way to give back to the community.”



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