We Want You! – Well, We Want Your Blood

Klein Oak Against Cancer strives to get enough students to save lives


Julia Mickelson

Professionals from the mobile blood bank will set up shop in the gym on Monday, Feb. 3 to collect donations from students, faculty and community members. Last year, students like current senior Haley Hufstedler stepped up to help donate when it was needed most.

They aren’t vampires, but they need blood. Klein Oak Against Cancer has announced the first blood drive of the 2019-2020 school year, Feb 3.

The annual blood drive has been on delay throughout the first semester but is coming back strong this this semester with two blood drives.

As usual students who participate will be excused from class, given snacks and a t-shirt for helping save lives.

“They always need blood, even if we don’t have that many people,” President of KOAC and senior Megan Murphy said.

Unfortunately, with such short notice at the beginning of a new semester, KOAC is looking for many students to help donate blood this coming Monday. Something new they are trying is emailing parents and teachers to also participate.

In hopes of recruiting more volunteers, National Honor Society is giving out points to help promote the drive and help those who need help and all in attempt to keep the drives alive.

“You never know when someone who needs it may be you,” social media officer  and senior Julia Mickelson said. “It can and will save lives.”

Any student who is at least 17-years-old and a minimum of 110 pounds can donate blood.

So, to help save a life, sign up for Monday’s blood drive at school, visit the KOAC Blood Drive table at lunches.