By Lorrie Ham
In cooperation with Memorial Blood Center, National Honor Society collected 51 units of blood during the spring blood drive March 10 at Mound Westonka High School. Despite the fact that the numbers were a bit lower this spring than in the fall, NHS advisor Aurora Meunier was very proud of the MWHS students for giving up their time to donate blood for such a worthwhile cause.
Students came close to reaching their goal of 54 units. According to officials from Memorial Blood Center, the 51 units of blood collected are enough to potentially save up to 137 lives.
“These donations are already helping patients in need,” said an MBC spokesperson. “Thank you for making a life-saving difference!”
“It is especially admirable that we had 23 new donors this spring,” said Meunier. “We are excited to offer this opportunity to students and hope our students continue to give of themselves in this manner for years to come.”
NHS already has plans to host fall and spring blood drives next year.