Interact Spring Blood Drive exceeds its goal by 10 pints

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Elaine Petrarca

Sophomores Nicole Sanchez and Tristan Flechas are proud of their first-time blood donation.

Alexandra Gerecke, Senior Section and Video Editor

By the end of the day on Friday, April 19, Academy blood donors had given 47 pints for a single drive, exceeding its goal by 10 pints.  Several students had to be turned away because the mobile unit ran out of bags.

Interact Moderator Mrs. Rebeca Zambrano was enthusiastic in her praise of Academy staff and students.  “Thank you, Academy!  This is a tribute to all of you for your support of this effort.”

Senior Caroline de Quesada has been the biggest supporter of Interact Club’s blood drives over the years. This drive marked her eighth time donating blood, a cause that is close to Caroline’s heart. “I was once in need of blood after having surgery so I wanted to give back by giving others the gift of life. Just one donation of blood can save up to three lives.”

The following students and faculty members participated in this spring’s drive: Carly Stagg, Mrs. Maureen Martineau, Caroline Dolan, Nicole Perrella, Trysten Flechas, Hannah McCarthy, Elaine Petrarca, Elizabeth Emmanuel, Veronica Marcos, Laura Castillo, Chloe Schaefer, Hannah Crall, Chloe Storch, Shae Timmons, Catherine Lewis, Grace Withers, Carmen Mendez, Sydney Sinardi, Cailin Dunne, Mrs. Dana Nazaretian, Gabriela Mendez, Megan Glogowski, Priscilla Vasquez, Ammara Harrison, Siobhan Plummer, Rachel Astorquiza, Caroline Kimbler, Sara Allison, Khalei McKown, Elise Heiman, Ragine Dais, Mr. Tim Martin, and WinDi Sanchez.