Blood drive a positive service experience

Posted on: Feb 14, 2019

Students at Delano High School turned out to donate blood on Wednesday, Feb. 13. A total of 92 students volunteered, and 67 total units were collected.

“A lot of these students, including me, hadn’t done anything like this before,” said junior Spencer Poll, who helped to organize the event along with junior Nathan Sladek and seniors Anna Blonigan and Lily Teig. “We’ve seen it done, but actually doing it was a completely new experience and a lot of people felt really good about it. It’s a service project that potentially saves lives, and it was a lot of fun.”

Senior Nathan O’Sullivan was one of the students who donated for the first time. He said he was looking forward to helping someone who might need it.

“I’m a little nervous, but it’s exciting too,” he said. “You only live once.”

Guidance counselor Susan Farbo has been the faculty member behind the event for the past several decades, and said it is a valuable experience for students who organize it and donate.

Poll agreed.

“We’ve had people signing up for almost two weeks. Seeing fruits of your labor, all the people coming in, was great. It was a positive experience and I’d definitely do it again next year.”

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