Blood Drive


NHS members Paityn DeForest and Maddy Connelly giving support to one of our donors, Mariell Bommarito.

Georgia Weeks , Staff Writer

On February 9, 2022, The National Honors Society held a blood drive, which took place during the school day in the gym. There were teachers, students, and community members who took the time to come and donate blood. Currently, the blood shortage our country is experiencing requires volunteers to step up and solve a crucial issue for hospitals.  

The phlebotomists from Verseti were so kind and made everyone giving blood feel safe and comfortable. NHS secretary Cady Easterwood gave blood for the first time, and she said she had a positive experience. “The staff were really nice. They helped me get over my nerves and gave me free cookies.”

President of NHS Maddy Connelly did an amazing job putting together this drive. She works hard to make sure there are people to hand out snacks and help take care of the donors. “I like being here and knowing that people are helping others,” says Maddy. She appreciates everyone who donated; it really means a lot.

A huge thanks go out to the donors and the staff who did such a great job keeping everyone safe during this process. Thank you to the NHS members; this wouldn’t be possible without all of you.