“There has been a huge increase in accidents involving people who are injured and we need a lot of blood to help solve these issues. We’re doing this to fill the need due to all the accidents lately,” HOSA Blood Drive Chairman Danijel Zekanovic said.
Participants were required to be 17 years of age and meet the height/weight requirements to ensure safety during the blood donation process.
“All of the [Blood Drive] representatives were very nice, so I didn’t feel anxious about it. I was really scared, but I was able to push through my anxiety because I knew I was saving lives,” senior Marissa Villarosa said.
The Blood Drive attracted 30 donors this year, exceeding its 25-person goal. Certain participants did not meet the height/weight requirements and could not donate, however.