Red Cross Blood Drive

AM, South Gate, D13W

On Monday, October 24, 2022, South Gate High School Key Club held a Blood Drive in collaboration with the Red Cross! Through biweekly meetings with a Red Cross representative, South Gate Key Clubbers organized a successful blood drive with more than 80+ donors. On hourly shifts, 2-4 Key Clubbers would aid in checking in donors, replenishing the cookies and juice table, sending summons out to students giving blood during the school day, and guiding them to the small gym where the blood drive was being held. Key Clubbers worked tirelessly to promote the event and attract as many donors as possible through morning announcements and class visits. These donors, as young as 16, saved three lives each. Throughout the Blood drive, Red Cross also accumulated more than 40 PowerRed Donors, which allowed them to give red blood cells and specifically help those with blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia, and those recovering from surgery or trauma. South Gate Key Club is proud to have made such an impact alongside the Red Cross. Many members reported that they learned much about the medical field by volunteering and rated it a surreal experience. Another Blood drive at South Gate High School is scheduled to be achieved next semester! d13w-red-cross-blood-drive