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Key Club Successfully Hosts 2nd Annual Blood Drive of the ‘23-’24 School Year

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Key Club (KC) hosted its second blood drive of the school year on Monday, February 5. The club was able to collect nearly 100 pints of blood, enough to save almost 300 lives. Prior to the event, KC members advertised the blood drive via social media, flyers, announcements, and emails in order to prepare for the big day. Sophomore and KC Treasurer Luke Pignataro explained, “The blood drive is hosted three times a year since you are allowed to donate blood every 56 days. The more blood drives we have the greater impact we create and the more lives we save.”

In order for the day to run smoothly, all the volunteers were assigned various jobs: helping New York Blood Bank workers set up, working at the sign-in table, greeting parents and guests at the entrance, organizing snacks and beverages, and being escorts for the donors. Everyone played a role in the success of this day. Junior KC Vice President Kelsey Roth expressed, “This organization is important, so everyone helps out. From the volunteers who gave snacks and juice, to everyone who donated blood, to the members in the community who donated blood, everyone is appreciated.”

Ultimately, the drive was a success; it was rewarding for KC members to save so many lives and make a difference in the community. Pignataro commented, “The experience was a great feeling knowing that I was able to help people live. Overall, the day was great because us students get to see the difference our efforts make.” Sophomore KC Member Amanda Perri added, “The blood drive was really fun and being able to help all the people was great.” Roth shared, “The blood drive is one of my favorite events of the year since it is so amazing we are able to save over 200 lives in only one day. It is wonderful to see how so many community members donate blood to save lives.”

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Katy Gottlieb, Editor
Hi, my name is Katy Gottlieb, and I am a member of the Class of 2025. I am currently the A&E section editor for Horizon and I am also a part of the school soccer team, winter track, and lacrosse. I am a representative of student government as well as a member of Women in Stem, Varsity Club, Birthday Wishes, Key Club and a science research student.  I enjoy hanging out with my friends and writing.