Students partner with American Red Cross to host blood drive

Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 6:07 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Students took some time away from the classroom Wednesday to help a greater cause.

Westside High School’s National Honor Society teamed up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive.

Ava Mosier, who helped organize the event, says it is one that many students hold near to their hearts.

“This hits close to home. One of our teachers is battling cancer and she was in need of blood a year ago,” Mosier said. “So, we really like doing this because it hits close to home to us.”

The blood drive was open to the public and students 16 and older.

Mosier said many of her classmates were anxious, but she reminded them of the bigger picture.

“A lot of people have come to me like, ‘I’m so nervous,’ and, you know, it’s okay,” Mosier said. “Think about what you’re doing this for. Why you’re doing this, cause it’s a great cause.”

She said their goal was to collect 60 units.

The students plan to host drives every 8 weeks. The next one will be held Nov. 9.