Scholars By Day… Life Savers By Night! Students and Faculty Give Back
There was a huge turn out in the Muthiah Activity Center on Monday, October 26 for the first Red Cross Blood Drive of the year. Forty-seven students and faculty gave up their time and blood from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. to give back to the community. Walker’s Student Service Organization (SSO) organized the blood drive benefiting The American Red Cross Association. Prior to the October 26 blood drive, the greatest turnout was forty-four people. As Walker students, parents, and faculty stepped it up this time, forty-six pints of blood were donated.
SSO Faculty Advisor Malanda Murchison, who was at the blood drive said, “It was awesome to have so many first time donors come out.” Different from past blood drives, Murchison said, “ a lot more boys came out and gave blood this time.” Senior Matthew Legate’s announcement at assembly that giving blood is not that scary and is basically just an “opposite shot” may have inspired Walker Students to step it up! Junior Alex Hardie gave blood for the first time and said, “The blood drive was not as bad I thought it would be!”
Of course, giving blood is a little nerve racking if it is your first time, but a donation can save a life. Junior SSO co-president Alice Jiang said, “We are very thankful for all the people who donated, signed up but couldn’t donate, or helped us out by volunteering!”
The next SSO sponsored Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for March 21 2016.