Interact Club’s spring Blood Drive survives challenges

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The Blood Bus arrives at AHN.

Alexandra Diaz, Achona Staff

The Interact Club spring blood drive was challenged from the start.  With over half of the senior class off campus for a field trip, that left a smaller pool of donors.  To compound this challenge, the blood mobile lost power after the generator died, leaving several donors without the opportunity to donate.

However, for the girls who gave prior to the shut-down,  the drive s was by no mean a waste.  The blood each girl donated has a possibility of saving up to three lives and six babies.

Junior Rae Knopik, one of the donors, explained her sincere passion for giving blood.  “I decided very young, for whatever reason, that I would always give blood. It wasn’t until high school that I actually knew and understood how important donating blood is. I donate because giving blood is free and easy. It doesn’t cost me anything but an hour or so of my day. I donate because so many people who need blood can’t get it. I have been blessed with so much, and because of this, I feel it is my responsibility to donate.”

Providing a hearty breakfast and snacks, Interact Club members made sure that the donors were in good health prior to their donation. Under the instruction of their moderator Mrs. Rebeca Zambrano, the members kept the girls comfortable. Newly elected Interact President Cara Millburg worked hard with her Vice President Kimber Knapp to make sure the drive went as well as possible.  Interact Club thanks the following girls who donated during this drive:

Mary Green

Sarah Port

Jackie Posada

Marcela kant

Ana Herbst

Shannon Gibbons

Sophia Miranda

Rae Knopik

Chloe Storch

Hanna McLaughlin

Ammara Harrison

Hannah Mc Carthy

Morgan Welch

Katherine Quimbayo

Kerrie Spiller

Colleen McInerney

Brynn Wiley

Sarah Plummer

Hannah Crall

Siobhan Plummer

Dana Nazaretian

Vallie Joseph

Michelle Ebrada

Carly Stagg

Gaby Mendez

Shae Timmons

Windi Sanchez

Ashlee Wallace

Cavesha Anderson

Carolyn Allen

Jennifer Compton