Mustangs save lives for third time this year

Shea Murphy – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Thursday LRHS held its third blood drive of the school year. Blood drive committee members said that it was the best turn out of the year, with around 155 Mustangs signing up to donate.

Walking in the preparation area in the school’s gym it was easy to tell who had donated before. Previous donors seemed worry free while those who were first time donors were sitting on the edge of their seats.

Mustangs gather in the school gym to give blood.

Sophomore Gabby Rosabal was waiting to donate for the first time, “I a little nervous about giving blood, but I think it will fine.”

Sophomore Camilla Kassner is a previous donor.  She said the needle hurt but that it was worth it in order to help save someone’s’ life.

Not only sophomores are first time donors. Senior Emma Rourke donated for the first time and though she was very nervous in the beginning, her friends had repeatedly told her that it would be okay.

After Rourke had donated, she said, “It hurt a little, but the pain stopped after a bit.” She also added that she would love to give blood again and that she decided to give blood because it was one easy thing to do that would save someone’s life.

Junior Hailey Ross was with her friend Lillian Acton, a sophomore giving blood for the first time. Ross convinced Acton to give blood with her.  She gave blood last year and wanted to share the experience with her.

Sophomore Lillian Acton was also donating for the first time, but she was a little hesitant.  However, she donated anyway since it was for a good cause and could help someone who was in trouble.

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