22 Apr 2015

CHS Blood Drive Collects 106 Units

In conjunction with the Alumni office, Catholic High School held its annual Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 21 in the wrestling room and in mobile units in the senior parking lot. 

A steady stream of students, faculty, alumni and friends of CHS gave the gift of life throughout the day.  106 units of blood and blood products were collected, making this yearí´s event another huge success.

Earlier this month students heard presentations from the staff of Our Lady of the Lake Blood Bank about how their donations help those in need. Staff members also fielded questions about how blood is drawn.

According to David Gremillion, Director of Blood Donor Services for Our Lady of the Lake, approximately 15 percent of the countryí´s blood supply is donated by teens, a remarkable statistic given the fact that several young people are not very far removed from their fear of needles.  íÍDonating is not so bad.  Even if ití´s a little uncomfortable, ití´s totally worth it,íñ commented CHS junior Parker Sulik.

Alumni Director Glen Randow added, íÍItí´s always a great opportunity for the Alumni Association to be a part of the blood drive that the students, alumni and friends can participate in.  We caní´t think of a more important event for our community than the Blood Drive.íñ

Catholic Highí´s participation in this event allows the community to transfer blood credits to patients free of charge.  For more information, contact Blood Drive Chairperson Nancy Pacella Herin (nherin@catholichigh.org).

Steve Berthelot íî92 and Kyle Heath í´96 served as the alumni representatives for this event.