STUCO, Leadership, and Key Club host blood drive

OHS Student Council and the leadership classes are hoping to change lives next week with their annual spring blood drive.

The OHS leadership class is hosting the community drive on Monday, March 7, from 3-7 pm. Their goal is for every leadership student to bring in two people to donate. This drive is also open for students and staff who will not be able to donate during the school blood drive.

Student Council is hosting its blood drive on Wednesday, March 9, in Gym B during the school day, with the Mississippi Valley National Blood center. This is only open to student and faculty. Students can sign up any time during lunch periods.

Also at the blood drive, Key Club will be sponsoring a booth for the organization Delete Blood Cancer. Anyone 18 or older can register as a blood marrow donor. The day of the blood drive, all people will have to do is give a quick cheek swab, but after registering, donors’ health information is placed anonymously in a national registry, making them eligible to help anyone in need.

This is only the second year Key Club is sponsoring this event.

“Our president last year, Brittany Cox, had a connection with the Delete Blood Cancer Organization. We started out last year and we got about 30 registration and we decided to do it this year because we have a lot of new 18 year olds with the new senior class and teachers. Were just trying to advertise more and get registrations,” said Key Club member Caroline Ream (11).

OHS encourages everyone to help save lives and donate this week.