Blood donation

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Carter Goldman (12) smiles as he donates blood. Goldman donated O-negative blood.

Molly Fischer

On Friday, April 26, students who volunteered to donate blood met in the Fieldhouse to have their blood drawn by the American Red Cross.

“Personally, I have O-negative blood, which is universal donor, so I know that my blood is going to go to good use and maybe help save somebody’s life,” Carter Goldman (12) said.

The blood drive is put together and sponsored by NHS, but any student who meets the age requirements and passes any necessary tests is able to participate in the donation.

“This is my first time [donating blood]. I tried in the Fall, but I couldn’t do it because my heart rate was too high, but this year, I got through all the tests, so this is the first time I’m actually going to donate blood,” Nicole Kenda (11) said.

The donated blood collected from the blood drive may go onto save a person in need.

“That good feeling of knowing that I have something freely available in my body I can give to save somebody’s life is really great. It’s a fantastic thing to do,” Goldman said.