On Thursday, May 3, 2018, West Phoenix High School participated in a Blood Drive.
Students 16+ were eligible to participate in donating blood with parent approval. Permission slips went out earlier in the week to ensure parent consent was given.
Once slips were turned in, the staff was able to calculate how many students were willing to donate. WPHS had approximately 26 donors this year.
“High school students were the target for blood donation,” Principle Alex Horton said when asked the significance behind doing this Blood Drive. “Every donation helps save 3 lives, and United Blood Services made it easy for our students to donate!”
Students were called up individually to the office, and were required to bring signed permission slips with them. Then students were accompanied by an nurse, and taken to the donation bus where the procedure took place.
This year’s Blood Drive was a success and a HUGE thank you to the staff at United Blood Services!