By Lucas V. & Max L.
Hampton’s first blood drive happened on November 21, 2019. Parents and staff donated blood to help those in need.
The blood drive was held in Hampton’s gym, which had Red Cross personnel who had set up their equipment. Parent volunteers met people at the door and helped people sign in. They were also serving snacks and refreshments to the donors.
The host of the blood drive and Hampton’s school nurse, Mrs. Chambers, told us that “Although it was successful, I would like there to be more donors.” said Mrs. Chambers. Even though twenty-four people tried to donate, only fifteen were able to donate blood.”
If you’re unable to donate blood, here’s some ways you can help the Red Cross. One way to help the Red Cross is by spreading the word about the blood drive. You can spread the word by telling your community about it so there can be a higher chance that the Red Cross will get more applicable donors.