NHS: Blood Drive


Kahlan Hoyt

Three NHS Members at the blood drive sign-in table handing out snacks.

On October 20th, LVA’s National Honor Society (NHS) recently held a blood drive in the PAC theater available to people 17 years of age or older, from 7:30 am-2:30 pm.

“The purpose of the blood drive is basically to save lives. It’s just a great way for students to get involved with their community and help save people that they [may] know. Which I think is also great, and it’s just a great way to get everyone involved,” states the NHS president AJ Storey.

When a single person donates blood, they can save up to three lives. If students choose to donate blood, they would fill out the paperwork to receive an assigned appointment. Then when the form is finalized, on the day of their appointment and scheduled time, they would head to the PAC theater and hand in their paperwork. Then the blood donors are met by NHS members and given bags of chips, Rice Krispies, water, and breakfast bars.

Jenn Rodriguez, a Senior Technical Theater major, shares that they are choosing to donate blood because “you [can] save lives, and that’s pretty cool.”

Another student, Maya Gonzalez, a senior dance major, says, “Other than me thinking it’s cool…it helps other people.”

Donating blood is a great way to give back to our community by helping those in need. NHS plans to hold another blood drive in the spring, “It’s not set in stone yet, but we do plan on having a second one for people whose birthdays are later in the year,” Storey states.