The Round Table

  • SHS Lip Dub to Take Place Wednesday, January 30

  • The Round Table has been named Gold Medalists by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for the 2017-2018 adjudication period.

Another Bloody Halloween: SHS Hosts Blood Drive

Back to Article
Back to Article

Another Bloody Halloween: SHS Hosts Blood Drive

Danny Collazo, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On Tuesday, October 31, the American Red Cross held a blood drive in Stamford High’s small gym. Stamford High students worked hard to get people signed up to donate blood, and on the day of the drive, students and teachers were lined up and ready.

The Red Cross collects 600-650 pints of blood per day, and the blood is then taken to a lab in Farmington where it is tested. A dozen tests are done on each unit of donated blood to test for infectious diseases and determine the donor’s blood type. If the blood is infected, it is discarded and the donor is notified.

Three-year worker Clint Howson explained that, on average, it takes only 15 minutes to draw blood and the donor is not allowed to participate in any physical activities for the rest of the day. Stamford High student Patrice Pinnock said, “It’s great that The Red Cross comes to local schools and creates a friendly environment for kids to go and donate blood.”

Each donation can be used to save up to three lives. Many recipients of blood donations share their stories online at redcrossblood.org. The Stamford High community is looking forward to hosting another blood drive in the spring.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Another Bloody Halloween: SHS Hosts Blood Drive

    News

    No Shave November “After” Pics

  • Another Bloody Halloween: SHS Hosts Blood Drive

    News

    Newly Arrived Students Celebrate “First Thanksgiving” with Faculty

  • Another Bloody Halloween: SHS Hosts Blood Drive

    News

    Google Classroom Starts Its School Year Off With Changes

  • Another Bloody Halloween: SHS Hosts Blood Drive

    News

    SHS Coat Drive Keeps Students Warm At No Cost

  • Another Bloody Halloween: SHS Hosts Blood Drive

    News

    New Alarms Keep Danger Out And Students In

  • Another Bloody Halloween: SHS Hosts Blood Drive

    News

    SHS Haunted House Offers Thrills, Scares, Lots of Funds

  • Another Bloody Halloween: SHS Hosts Blood Drive

    News

    Chemistry Club Finalists for LANXESS Grant

  • Another Bloody Halloween: SHS Hosts Blood Drive

    News

    SHS Welcomes Back Mr. Moynihan, Now an Administrator

  • Another Bloody Halloween: SHS Hosts Blood Drive

    News

    Ground Table Coffee Business Closed to Students

  • Another Bloody Halloween: SHS Hosts Blood Drive

    News

    Students Form Literature Club at SHS

Navigate Right
The student news site of Stamford High School
Another Bloody Halloween: SHS Hosts Blood Drive