Saving Three Lives at a Time

OHS has put a lot of blood sweat and tears into helping their community with an emphasis on the blood aspect these past few weeks.

The first blood drive took place during the school day on Friday, October 11th. Many students and faculty members participated. This blood drive was held by Oakville’s Student Council.

The following Monday, October 14th from 3-7 p.m. in the gym. The two leadership classes came together to hold a successful blood drive for the community.

Each leadership student was responsible to reach out to three individuals and set appointments. These appointments could have either been walk ins or specific times. The turnout was huge. Eighty nine people showed up to donate, but only fifty seven of those people were able to donate. Still the number was much higher than previous years.

Mrs. Learn, one of the leadership teachers, was very pleased with the results,

“It was excellent, we couldn’t have been more pleased and it was very well organized.”

Christopher Stocker was a donor on the evening of October 14th and had an appointment scheduled for 4:00 p.m. He is an Oakville alumni and this was not his first time participating in Oakville High Schools blood drives.

“I was impressed with the turnout of the blood drive, I have donated before but this one seemed especially large. Even with the large quantity of people there, I was still taken care of right when I walked in the door.”

Oakville High School conducts blood drives every year, and with the feedback that has been given thus far, this will not be the last.