On Friday, October 11, 2019, from 9 am to 1:30 pm, The Village School hosted the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, a nonprofit blood center which aims to collect blood from students. The blood goes to local hospitals the same day to help those in need of blood transfusions.
The eligibility requirements were being at least 16 years of age, having parents’ written consent (if 17 or older, this field is not required), and having a minimum weight of 122 pounds (55 kilograms).
“I thought the blood drive was a good thing to have at school,” junior Vivian Tsao, said, “The process was organized and we were all in order. However, it took super long. I thought it would only be 15 minutes because of the time slots but mine took over an hour. But that’s probably due to complications that happened. Overall, it was a positive experience with a supportive staff.”