Twice a year Westminster’s National Honor Society (NHS), with the advisement of school staff member Rhonda Hayes, orchestrates a Blood Drive with the American Red Cross. The second Blood Drive for this academic year is this Thursday, Feb. 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and will be held in the school gymnasium.
School families should have been contacted by an NHS member to personally set up a time to come in, roll up your sleeve and donate. If you have not had the opportunity to schedule your chance to give, there are sign up sheets in both offices.
Westminster routinely exceeds the goal number of units of blood donated set by the Red Cross, and the first Drive for this school year, which was held in Ocotober, was no exception. The Red Cross set Westminster’s goal for 53 units of blood, but thanks to the many parents, staff, students and other donors, a grand total of 59 units were collected.
Even our own headmaster James Armistead rolled up his sleeve and donated!
Two years ago Westminster’s blood drives yielded the highest number of donations in the entire state of Georgia based on a percentage of the total student population for the 2010-2011 school year. During the blood drives held throughout the past school year, Westminster had 226 percent participation, while the next highest participating school in Georgia had 156 percent.