Members of the Lynbrook High School Key Club saved lives through their annual blood drive, held on Nov. 22 in the LHS gymnasium.
An astonishing total of 114 pints of blood were collected and donated to those in need. With the hard work Key Club members put into spreading awareness about the blood drive via social media flyers, announcements and emails, the turnout was no surprise.
“This blood drive was a great way to kick off the year,” said Key Club Vice President Erik Diaz. “I am really happy with the positive impact Key Club has been able to have on the community and for people in need.”
During the drive, not only did many Key Club members donate blood, but countless other members of the community did too, including LHS alumni, Key Club members’ family or friends and LHS staff. Whether they were donating or volunteering, everyone involved contributed to the success of the day.
“Everyone involved did a great job putting this together. We appreciate everyone who came to donate,” Key Club advisor Dr. Benedict Tieniber said.
Blood drives, which are significant annual events for the Key Club, will continue this year.
“This blood drive was officially one of the last blood drives I will ever run at Lynbrook High School,” said Dea Pulatani, president of the Key Club for the past two years. “The volunteers worked so well to help everything run smoothly. On behalf of the Key Club, we would like to thank everyone who came to support.”