Cathedral Prep hosts blood drive


Matthew Kalie, Staff Writer

Cathedral Prep had its second blood drive of the year on Jan. 17. About three times a year the Cathedral Prep students and staff participate in the blood drive to help people that have had major accidents and lost significant amounts of blood. Donating a pint of blood can save up to three lives. The drive is a great way for the members of Cathedral Prep to give back to the community. This past blood drive, the second one of the year, all slots for the drive got filled up. The drive is organized by NHS.

Senior Sophia Cuzzola was one of a few students helping to run the blood drive.

“I think that the blood drive went super well,” Sophia said. “I am so happy that we were able to come to together and make a difference for people who need it.”

Students who give blood are given time after to get their blood sugar back up to normal levels. They are given things like hunny buns and soda pop and are monitored by nurses and helped by other students.

Senior Matthew Bond has participated in the drive for the past two years.

“I do it to save lives,” Matthew said. “I do it to try and set an example because I believe, if you’re healthy enough, everyone should do it to have each other’s back.”

The future of the Rambler blood drive will continue once more this year and into the future with hopes to see all slots filled up every time it happens.