The New Hyde Park Memorial High School held its annual spring blood drive this past Wednesday, March 13.
A pint of blood saves three lives of people who will forever benefit from your small act of kindness in their time of need.
New Hyde Park Memorial is one of the top high schools when it comes to donating blood. In total, 120 pints of blood were donated to the New York Blood Center thanks to the compassion of 126 donors. These donors consist of both students and faculty. Even alumni came back to donate.
In preparation for this blood drive, posters were spread across the hallways, doors, windows, and walls of this high school community. Additionally, officers went to English classes to help remind students that there blood is just as precious as it ever was.
The last blood drive, conducted in October, helped victims of Hurricane Sandy as the blood drive was one of the last drives to run right before the natural disaster. Thanks to the dedication of the members of the New York Blood Center, Ms. Rafiq (advisor), officers, volunteers and donors themselves, the blood drive was a great success.
We look forward to the next blood drive in the fall of 2013 with new donors and new opportunities for these small acts of kindness!