Saving Lives with the Blood Drive


Matthew Slaughter

On January 7th, The Raymore – Peculiar School district ran a Blood Drive to help those in need. Students would volunteer to help out, either by donating or by running the event.
Becky Phillips, Junor, volunteered to donate so that she could help a good cause.
Becky Phillips exclaimed, “It makes me feel good knowing that I’m helping lives”.
Helping lives is always the main priority of the blood drive. It’s always important to help whenever you can no matter the circumstance.
Becky Phillips said, “It was nice because they cared about me and my well-being”.
The blood drive staff made sure to help students whenever they got lightheaded or queasy. They made sure to optimize their output for the donations without injuring anyone.
Sophomore, Annie Delgato elaborated, “It made me feel dizzy, but in the end, I felt good about how I was helping”.
Helping out is accomplished because it makes you feel like you did something good, and it helps someone in need. Proving even more that you should help out in any way you can.
Annie Delgato said, “They said that my blood could save around 1-3 lives”.
Saving lives is the whole point of the Blood Drive. Any amount of donations helps. The more blood donated the more we can help people who need it.
Junior, Molly Malloe said, “It was fun to be able to hang out with my friends while doing a good cause”.
While helping donate or volunteering, students were able to get together and build up morale. It helped everyone connect and come together for a common cause.
Molly Maloe, Elaborated, “It made me queasy watching my blood flow out”.
Finally, It’s common to get queasy when watching your blood when you donate. But don’t let that get in the way of helping out. It’s important to help those in need however you can.