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Students donate at the 2019 SHS Blood Drive

posted Mar 26, 2019, 4:32 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Eddie Inchaurregui, Staff Writer

Posted March 26th, 2019

I interviewed Chloe Schmidt about the Slinger High School 2019 Blood Drive. The following is how she felt it went.

E: Now tell me, how did the Blood Drive go?

C: “The blood drive was good! The process of checking in took a long time, about an hour, but the actual donation of blood took about 5-10 minutes and was mostly painless. The workers were helpful and it was nice to be surrounded by fellow students.”

E: What did you like about donating blood?

C: “I like the fact that I’m helping three people without even knowing them. I also like the fact that I get to find out my blood type! I’ve been wanting to know that for years.”

E: What did you not like?

C: “I didn’t like that it took an hour to fill out forms and I gave my consent two or three times. I understand why they do it that way, but in the end it just made me more nervous about donating.”

E:  What would you change about the blood drive if you could?

C: “I don’t know if it’s the school’s or the Blood Center of Wisconsin’s issue, but probably make the donations go through the whole day. I feel like they would get a lot more blood that way because a lot of people have afternoon study halls.”

According to Versiti, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin was founded 1947 and provides blood and its products to 56 hospitals in 29 counties. Their aiding resource provides for patients in need. Approximation of 800 donors are needed every day to balance the need for blood supply in our local hospitals.

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