Giving Blood Provides Way to Help

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Photo Credit: Jared Thomas & Jasmine Garcia

Senior Carlos Gastelum sits patiently while the Alyx Component Collection System collects his blood for his donation. “I just want to help people out in the community,” Gastelum explained. “There are always people in need of blood, and I feel like if I’m suitable to do it, why not do it?”

Jared Thomas, Reporter

According to the American Red Cross, every year, around 4.5 million Americans will need a blood transfusion for a number of different reasons. Luckily, about 6.8 million people in the United States donate blood each year (ARC). Included in that 6.8 million donating this year are some of our very own students from LHHS. Students of all classes and ages took part in a tradition that asks students to do a little to help a lot of people. Primarily, juniors and seniors are the donors because they are more likely to meet the requirements of age and weight.