Photos and Story by Logan Keller
Discovery High School’s National Honors Society hosted its first blood drive of the year September 15, 2016 in Mrs. Walker’s room.
Sixty people signed up to donate blood, with thirty-nine units collected. While that surpasses the goal set for the blood drive by the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, Mrs. Walker wants more. “We would like to get over a hundred units of blood for a $750 scholarship for one of the members of the senior class, but even more so we want over a hundred and fifty units to get us the $1000 scholarship.” explained Walker, working vigorously on the blood drive numbers in her classroom.
If you would still like to donate, but could not do so on Thursday, you can still give blood at a local Community Blood Center and provide the code below to be counted in the school’s total. Mrs. Walker says she’ll love it if more people continue to try to donate this week. “We need more people to donate so that we can get more people servicing the drive, and therefore collect the units of blood needed for the bigger scholarship.”
To still give blood for the school, bring the code #51101-12638 to the local Community Blood Center in Hickory. Tentative future dates for blood drives are January 10th and May 2nd 2017. T-shirts will be given to donors at the January blood drive.
National Honors Society would like to thank everyone who came out to donate on Thursday.