NHS Sponsors Blood Drive
The Dayton Christian High School chapter of the National Honor Society hosted a blood drive with the Community Blood Center today. The goal was to receive 24 units of blood for the center.
“Each unit can be separated into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, and could ultimately save three lives,” said Donna Teuscher, account manager at the CBC. “That means their donations today could save up to 72 lives.”
Students who donated blood had to be16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and pass an initial screening – and Teuscher was grateful for their service to the community.
“These kids are our future lifeblood, literally,” said Teuscher. “They are the ones who will donating blood in college and organizing blood drives in their companies and organizations in the future.”
Since the National Honor Society hosted this blood drive, every senior in the school is eligible for five $1,000 scholarships the Community Blood Center awards each year. In addition, any senior who registers and attempts to donate blood three times or more during their high school career will receive a red honor cord to wear at commencement.
Because of their commitment to hold blood drives, Dayton Christian School is a Red Cord Honor School. Pictured below are members of the National Honor Society with the plaque honoring DCHS for this distinction.