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Spring blood drive saves up to 140 lives

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Sara Matthews
NHS blood drive occupied most of the Hutch gym to accommodate the number of donors.

Del Val’s National Honor Society hosted its annual Spring Blood Drive on March 19, 2024.

The event was a success with 43 total donors between Del Val staff, students and community members. 

“Out of those 43 total donors, we had 11 first time donors,” National Honors Society advisor Tracy Miceli said. “We had 16 type O donors, which is a new high and we collected a total of 47 units.” 

Although this blood drive did not have as many donors as the previous drive in the fall, it was running smoother and was more organized.

“During this blood drive, compared to the fall drive, the donors looked more relaxed as well as student helpers knowing their roles better,” NHS president Alyssa Montanez said.

Del Val’s National Honor Society has plans on implementing new and improved ideas for next year’s blood drives. A conflict that the spring blood drive runs into each year is that spring athletes are unable to donate, as they would then miss their practice or game. To combat this issue, Miceli plans on holding the event during either the first or second full week of March, before spring sports start. 

“We’re also going to do a better job about having the NHS students do a five minute talk to their gym classes about what the blood drive is,” Miceli said.

This would include information on age requirements, since 16-year-old donors need permission slips, and suggestions like drinking lots of water and eating high protein foods before donating.

“It was a really great event,” Miceli said. “We had no other issues in terms of things that could’ve gone wrong. I feel like that was very successful.”

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Riley Campbell
Riley Campbell, Reporter

Riley Campbell is currently a senior at Del Val and in her first year writing for "The Delphi." Riley is on the softball team and a member of other clubs such as Peer Leaders and National Honor Society. She loves to listen to music and hang out with her friends. 

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Erin Bate, Reporter

Erin Bate is currently a sophomore at Del Val and a first year writer for "The Delphi." She has been cheering since she was in kindergarten and is a cheerleader at Del Val. She enjoys nature, listening to music and spending time with her friends and family. 

 

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Sara Matthews, Editor-in-chief
Sara is a senior at Del Val who is involved in the National Honor Society, Key Club and Del Val cheerleading. Sara hopes to continue winning contests and awards with "The Delphi" as this is her final year with the school paper. This is her third year writing for "The Delphi," where she hopes to better the paper as best she can before her high school career is over.
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