Another Pint in the Bag

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Kyle Jones '17 | Plank

Liam Lawless, Staff Writer

Rows upon rows of reclining chairs filled the Little Theater, a sea of blue.

It was a sign that Jesuit High School just had its 23rd annual blood drive. This was an excellent way for students, faculty, and staff members to give back to the community.

The Blood Drive was facilitated by Blood Source, a non-profit organization that serves over 40 hospitals in Northern California and the Central Valley.

“It’s an opportunity to do something good for people that doesn’t cost [the donor] anything,” said Jesuit’s Dean of students Tim Kelly. “It’s an opportunity for the Jesuit student community to rally together for a good cause.”

Jesuit’s annual blood drive has proven itself to be very successful. Over the years, students have donated over 1,700 pints of blood. This year Jesuit added to the total by donating another 86 pints of blood. Many students feel obligated to give blood back to the community in this way.

“I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be sick and in need blood before anything could be done to help me,” said Cody Jensen ‘18.

Cody has donated twice through the annual school blood drive. He knows the important role donating blood can play in saving someone’s life. Other students agree that donating blood frequently is a considerable way to help their communities.

“I would definitely donate again,” said Alex LeLouis ‘18. “A little discomfort is definitely worth potentially saving a life.”

The annual blood drive has given the Jesuit community an excellent way to be “Men for Others.”