Blood Needed: How CHS Stepped Up

Rachel Riles, Student Life Report

On Thursday, Dec. 2, Cabot High School hosted a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students were called from one of their classes and escorted to where the blood drive was taking place: insidetwo trailers located b the school’s agriculture building. This event was hosted by the CHS Student Council, which provided the students who signed up with information and permission slips.

The blood drive’s purpose was to donate blood to people who need blood transfusions, such as individuals with life-threatening diseases. This donation helped people who have illnesses like sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and even cancer.

A number of CHS students attended the event to raise awareness for the various ailments that having a blood transfusion can help.

“I chose to donate blood because there’s a shortage for people who really need it and I want more people to be aware of how this can save lives,” senior Savannah Dennis said.

Some other students can directly relate to the problems the blood drive is trying to solve.

“I know that people struggle with not having a lot of blood and I feel like it’s generous to them to be able to do this,” sophomore Madi Owens said.