Deep Breaths, Closed Eyes Save Lives


Phlebotomists prepare for the patients to come.

Carly Arsenault , Equipment Manager

Three, two, one—deep breath. It’s that time of year when people go out to donate blood to those affected by unfortunate accidents or diseases. Lake Havasu High School holds blood drives semi-annually; it’s been over 10 years since the very first one. Donating blood has many positives. “It’s good for the donor, and it’s good for the receiving end because it helps save lives, especially the ones that have been in an accident or in surgery [like] trauma patients,” phlebotomist Ernesto Perez said, who has been working for Vitalant for over 10 ye