by Tyler Gougler
May 10th the Red Cross came to Shen. A blood drive was held and many students decided to partake.
All students were handed packets of paperwork and disclaimers asking questions ranging from if they ever lived with a person from Africa to if they had had any strange form of sex listed in the brochure. Students were then checked for proper ID, had their fingers pricked, and were told, “You made it through the worst part.”
Students were laid out on temporary hospital beds and given a ball to squeeze as the needle was administered. Overall the donation was a fairly easy process. After the blood had been taken, students were told to sit and relax until their next class and eat some juice and cookies.
Overall, the Red Cross blood drive was very successful. Many Shen students took the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life and donate blood.