When the Blood Center of Wisconsin asked for help, WBHS anatomy students answered the call
By Priyanka Trivedi, Current Staff
As southeastern Wisconsin is running low on blood, the West Bend High Schools’ anatomy classes are coming to the rescue.
After Slinger High School dropped out of their annual blood drive due to construction at their school, West Bend science teachers David Clark and Kara Petzold decided to create a blood drive revolving around the anatomy classes they teach. Each student in anatomy class is responsible for bringing at least one person to donate blood, taking over Slinger High School’s obligation of donating at least 100 pints of blood to the Blood Center of Wisconsin. Continue reading
The West Bend High Schools Student Council hosted their annual blood drive today in the south gym by partnering with the Blood Center of Wisconsin. Both students and staff turned up to donate, along with some community members as well. This year’s theme was ‘Superheroes.’ Below four of the superheroes explain why they chose to donate.
“I donated because I have O blood and I figured it’d be a good idea because everyone gets it. I hate needles, but I still decided to do it. This is the one thing where I’m like, ‘Okay, I’ll do it.’”
Samantha George, West senior
By Jessica Steger, Current Staff
Unlike a wizard, you don’t need a wand to save lives, just a needle.
The West Bend High Schools’ Student Council hosted a blood drive Wednesday with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. It was held in the south gym, with students, teachers, and community members all coming in to donate blood.
The blood drive has been held in years past, but this year StuCo added some extra spirit by creating a Harry Potter theme. For Kelly Sorce, a family and consumer teacher and StuCo adviser, it was a dream come true. Continue reading
West NHS blood drive comes at a crucial time
By Hannah Johnson and Ben Johnson, Current Staff
While the snow piled up this winter, the demand for blood donations was also on the rise.
Since January 1, severe weather caused roughly 1,500 blood drives to be cancelled throughout the United States. These cancellations meant that over 50,000 blood donations were unable to be collected. Continue reading
Gerald Morris, East freshman, donates blood on December 11.
By Hannah Johnson, Current Staff
WBHS set a school record at December’s blood drive, collecting 499 pints of blood.
The goal for this year’s drive, which was held December 11, was to break the record for largest blood drive in Wisconsin. Though this goal was not achieved, the 499 donated pints set a new local standard, and represented a 17% increase over last year’s total of 426 pints.
“We still hold the largest high school blood drive in the state which allows teenage students to have the opportunity to donate,” said Matt Hoffmann, faculty adviser of the WBHS student council. Continue reading