Key Club to host blood drive

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Senior Nicholas Stelter gets his blood drawn at the Oct. 28 blood drive.

Alexa Carlos Tamez , Staff Writer

The Key Club will be hosting a blood drive on Jan 25. Students over the age of 16 are welcome to sign up, with anyone under 18 needing parental consent in order to donate blood. At the drive, students will be given long sleeve t-shirts as gifts for donating.

Key Club president Rachel Montgomery says she is looking forward to the outcome of the drive.

“Last time we had about 40 people donate blood,” Montgomery said. “The first day we had 25 people sign up so I’m excited to see what the turnout is. I really hope that we break the record we had last time.”

For senior Kennedy Eddlemon, it will be her first time donating blood.

“I’m a little nervous to donate the first time,” Eddlemon said. “But I think it will be okay because I am planning on being a doctor so I should be comfortable around blood. I’m doing it because I think it’s important to help out in the community and it saves a lot of lives.”

Sign-ups for the blood drive will be Jan. 20, 23, and 24 in the pavilion.

“I feel confident about the outcome,” Key Club secretary Angelina Grosso said. “We had a good turnout for the amount of people today, which is great since it is only the first day.”