“I think it’s a great way to give back to the community, it’s another way to make the nation better.” The advisor for FCCLA, Ms. Beaver says. “We can make more students donate blood by telling them what it does and how it helps their people and it’s saving lives.”
NHS and FCCLA members had students and adults to sign up before the actual blood drive to reserve a spot to get in as soon as possible. When walking into the room, the music was heard all over, giving a lightweight feeling and even making the donors forget the fear that they might have from donating blood.
Team supervisor for the Boone Blood Drive says “I know how important it is to donate blood, we can get more students to donate by peer control, if friends see other students doing it and they come out just fine then that might motivate them to do it as well. The buildup is everything, they don’t know what to expect. We like to have fun here and put on music and lighten up the mood as much as possible.”
The students donating blood did not seem nervous at all, most of them were looking forward to it because it was their first time donating, “You save 3 lives, or 6 babies while doing it, so why not do it?” Harrison Smith, a junior at Boone High said. “It might be kind of scary, but it’s nothing you can’t get over and it’s for a very good cause.” Lindsey Schminke, a senior FCCLA member tells us.
So if you missed it this year, be sure to check it out next year, because one small step for you can save a life!