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St. X Hosts Annual Blood Drive

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Preston Dean
St. X hosted the annual blood drive in the Sterne Gym

On Feb. 2, St. X hosted their annual blood drive during Catholic Schools Week. This was a great opportunity for students, faculty, parents, and alumni to give the gift of life.

The American Red Cross is currently in a blood crisis and was in desperate need of our help. In a world where technology can produce everything, there is no substitute for human blood. We had a large number of donors participate in the blood drive on Friday.

A large majority of the students were first-time donors. The Red Cross targets those “first timers” so they can continue to give blood in the future. Once donors get over the initial hump, they will have a desire to keep giving blood.

Mr. Bornschein, the coordinator of the annual event, spent weeks advertising and ensuring a successful blood drive.

“Giving blood is the gift of life and we can’t synthetically make blood and has to be from a human being,” Bornschein said. “The Red Cross places our blood mobile at a time when they have critical shortages and this is a time for a big blood mobile. High school blood mobiles feature a lot of first-time donors. Here at St. X, people can give for the first time in a relatively comfortable environment.”

Andrew Kramer saved lives by donating his blood during the blood drive. Kramer and his fellow St. X brothers played a huge role in a successful event.

“It always feels good to give blood,” Kramer said. “I did the power red for the second time. It’s always worth the little amount of pain for the people you are giving blood to. I have given blood enough times before, so I was used to the procedural stuff and didn’t have to worry.”

The annual blood drive was a very successful event. The entire school community is grateful for Mr. Bornschein, Campus Ministry, and the Red Cross for hosting a great drive.

About the Contributor
Preston Dean, Staff Writer

Preston is a senior and swims for the two-time national champion Tiger Swim Team. Outside of school, he likes to spend time outdoors and hang out with friends. He’s traveled to many countries around the world and is on track to see the seven wonders. While Preston is not traveling, he is trying a new restaurant in the city as an avid foodie.

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