Montini Catholic High School's National Honor Society (NHS), under the guidance of moderators, Mrs. Sandy Deiber and Mr. Arthur Stuart, hosted a successful Blood Drive with LifeSource on Friday, January 25th. The group hosts the drive every school year as one of their many community service projects. NHS student volunteers were on hand to support donors and ensure a successful drive. "The kids were all fantastic, this includes volunteers as well as donors," informed Mrs. Deiber. "All were very mature and respectful of the drive and other donors."
LifeSource holds thousands of mobile blood drives each year throughout the community. The drives play a vital role in the delivery of healthcare in the region and are responsible for saving tens of thousands of area lives each year. According to LIfeSource, "every two seconds, someone needs blood. Blood is needed daily for surgeries, emergencies, medical procedures and cancer treatments. The need, here in the Chicagoland area, is great."
Weeks leading up to donation day, Montini Catholic NHS members conducted a sign-up drive and encouraged peers to donate blood. At day's end, 50 units of blood were donated. Due to the generosity of donating students, faculty, and community members, Montini was able to make a huge impact. In addition, students were encouraged to pursue a lifelong habit of blood donation.
Photo above: Senior Ian Kwit