By Madi Brown
Senior Ashley Grider waits to give blood for the Red Cross Blood Drive.
After donating, Grider says she felt no pain and enjoyed being apart of the cause.
“It helps people that need it and it doesn’t hurt me.”
Students from National Honor Society assist the blood donors during this process, according to National Honor Society member Lauren Titus.
“We do this as a part of National Honor Society and we just really hope that students understand that they are healthy and a lot of people don’t have that luxury.”
Red Cross team supervisor Nicole Ray explained how donating is beneficial to the community.
“Now that I have actually been out here, I see that a lot of people need blood, and a lot of sick kids we do benefit drives for really need help,” said Ray.
Math teacher Melissa Neal is the NHS sponsor and is thankful for the opportunity to be able to get more donors for the cause.
“It’s been a tradition that I have gotten the chance to be apart of due to my leadership role in National Honor Society, and I think we improve each year due to the number of donors,” said Neal.