NHS sponsors much needed Blood Drive
The Talkative - (November 2, 2012) - Nearly 50 Mexico High Students donated blood during the annual Red Cross Blood Drive.
The event was sponsored by the school's National Honor Society once again.
This drive was especially important since Hurricane Sandy hit New York City and coastal New Jersey last week.
According to NHS member Madeline Galvin, each donation helped save up to three lives. Galvin was one of several NHS members who helped organize the drive, along with advisors Ms. Andrea Mason and Mrs. Chrissy Scales.
Scales gave credit to the school's Marine JROTC program with helping set up the drive in the morning. "They were great and really were like a small army helping us," she said.
She added that several students were hoping to donate but were not eligible due to iron deficiencies or they didn't meet the height or weight requirement.
A second drive is scheduled for the Spring.
Senior Josh Bouck has donated blood several times now, and was anxious to be part of this drive.
"I think it's important to give back to the community," Bouck said.
Jacob Frasier contributed to this article