Seton Students Saving Lives
By Kaylie Brown
On the morning of Tuesday November 12, Seton students reported to the old gym to donate their blood to the Hoxworth Blood Center. Fifty eight students originally signed up, but not everyone donated. Each student who donated gave one pint of blood, which can save up to three lives! That means if everyone who signed up donated approximately one hundred and seventy four lives will be saved. According to American Red Cross, “Every two seconds someone in the U.S needs blood.” Mostly anyone can donate, but requirements have to be met. The requirements for being a blood donor include being at least 16 years of age, weighing enough for your height, and being in good health. While Senior Samantha Goodwin was giving blood she said, “My arm feels tingly but I know it’s worth it because I’m saving lives, and it’s a good feeling.” After students gave blood they were given a sticker and refreshments, like cookies and pop. Giving blood to someone is truly a gift that keeps on giving.