By Lorrie Ham
The White Hawks Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) partnered with Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) to host a blood drive at Mound Westonka High School on Nov. 1. NHS exceeded its goal of 50 units by collecting 53 units of blood. Over 60 students signed up to donate blood and earned “superhero” status.
“We are very proud of all the MWHS students who stepped up to save lives at our blood drive,” said NHS advisor Aurora Meunier.
According to MBC, 16 million units of blood are transfused annually in the United States to accident victims, blood loss victims, cancer patients, premature infants, etc. The 53 units collected at this drive will impact over 150 lives of patients in local hospitals.
Meunier thanked MBC for providing this opportunity to the students and staff. “Thank you to all of the MWHS students, staff and parents who supported the blood drive,” she said. “Our donors have truly made a huge impact in their own community and are true heroes.”
The NHS will host another blood drive in March. “Donating blood is our superpower,” Meuiner added.
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