Seth Logan ’14 – News

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion.

On Monday, February 24th, 2014, Romeo High School will be doing its part to help save these lives. The school will be partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in the library during school hours.

Kristin Taylor (12) is the chairperson of the blood drive and has high hopes for the event.

“I’m really excited because we’re going to have a huge turnout. We’ve already had 85 people sign up and that’s excluding walk-in donations,” Taylor said.

Hayley Kelso, a teacher at RHS, encourages everyone to participate. She knows firsthand the benefits of donating blood.

“It saves peoples lives. I’ve received three transfusions, and the Red Cross is really desperate for blood right now. You never really know when you’re going to need it. You could be saving the life of someone sitting right next to you without even realizing it,” Kelso said.

Jodie Bosheers (12), President of the National Honor Society, appreciates how the student body joins together to aid American Red Cross.

“The blood drive is a good way for us to give back in ways more than just service,” Bosheers said.

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