PHS SGA hosts blood drive
Lindsey K., Staff Reporter
April 12, 2012
Filed under Student Life
Pelham High School hosted an annual spring blood drive on April 5th. This was the second blood drive Pelham has had this year. The benefits that come from hosting a blood are great. Pelham High School is one of the largest blood drives in the state of Alabama. The students’ blood goes directly to those who are in need. Many students like to participate because it benefits them by knowing they are helping to save lives.
Special requirements have to be met in order for students to participate in the blood drive. The student has to be at least sixteen years of age with parental permission. Students that are eighteen years of age do not need a parents’ permission.
“Having my blood taken has always been a big fear of mine, but I decided to give it a shot. I’m so glad I did because I feel great about myself now for helping someone else,” senior Sarah Scruggs said.
The blood drive is scheduled every year. Students are given a sheet to fill out explaining their schedules and they are given the opportunity to designate two classes that they do not want to miss during the blood drive. The faculty does their best to schedule the students’ appointments around those classes. Students that are giving blood during lunch are offered pizza every year. The goal set to reach this year is for Pelham to collect over one hundred units of blood.
“The blood drive is one of my favorite events that the SGA sponsors. It is often hard for young adults to find ways that they can help others in the community, and the blood drive gives them this opportunity. I am always amazed at how selfless our students are when it comes to donating their blood,” Mrs. Ross said.
Pelham High School hosts many events every year, but the blood drive seems to always be the one that touches everyone in a different way. The students and faculty are always willing to give a little back to people in need.