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Blood drive proves to be a success, despite setbacks

Senior Sydney Johnson prepares to give blood. Johnson was one of 63 individuals to donate blood for the event.

Grace Montgomery, Reporter

December 5, 2019

Grand Haven High School hosted a blood drive in the auxiliary gym on Tuesday, Dec. 3. 72 people were signed up to donate, however only 63 of the 72 were eligible.  After the blood was collected, it was sent to Versiti labs for testing. 55 of the 63 donations passed the tests. “We  collected...

Anatomy classes hold blood drive

Junior Emily Stevenson gives blood. Although many people are wary of needles and blood, most students assure that the pinch was better than expected.

Emma Manzo, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Todd Diederichsen and his anatomy class sponsored a blood drive on April 16. The 82 students who participated donated 60 units of blood to Michigan Blood.   “We want to try to get high school kids to have the opportunity to give and to see how cool it is to help other people, but do...

Rescheduled blood drive proves to be crucial for West Michigan

Students of science teacher Todd Diederichsen help out at recent blood drive in order to meet local quotas for blood.

Alexis Tater, Reporter

March 7, 2019

The blood drive at Grand Haven High School has been rescheduled due to weather. School and church cancellations have created a massive need for blood in West Michigan. The weather has caused many car crashes and numerous local blood drives taking place in schools and churches to be cancelled. Consequently, ...

Low turnout for January blood drive

Low turnout for January blood drive

Jack Nicholson, Reporter

January 19, 2017

The new year was kicked off right with the second annual blood drive for the 2016-2017 school year. Former teacher Todd Diederichsen hosted and organized the blood drive event this past Saturday. The main organization, Michigan Blood, supplies the blood to hospitals throughout the state. “We do three bl...

Students donate blood at annual drive

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Kelly Klouw, Reporter

November 13, 2016

For many, donating blood is something that’s not really thought of as a big deal. However, for some people, such as ones that have been in a car accident, cancer patients, or burn victims, blood donations can be the savior in a life or death situation. The first out of the three blood drives that...

Anatomy class presents blood drive on Nov. 11

Posters in the hallways advertise the opportunity to give blood to help people in need. One donation has the potential to help save up to three lives.

Isabel Bird, Reporter

November 10, 2016

What: The blood drive is an annual event presented by the anatomy class. Volunteers donate a pint of blood that can save up to three lives.   When: The event will take place on Friday, Nov. 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.   Where: If you are volunteering to donate blood, he...

Blood drive a success

Senior Austin Rutherford prepares to donate blood.

Emily Bruch, News Editor

November 7, 2014

The scene in the auxiliary gym on Wednesday was not one for the faint of heart. Students sat in a small circle of chairs while they filled bags of blood that will be donated to the blood bank, Michigan Blood. Anatomy teacher Todd Diederichsen understands the importance of blood donation. “There...

Blood drive to save lives

Blood drive to save lives

Vlasia Niotis, Web Editor

March 10, 2014

If you’re in the mood to save a life this week sign up to give blood on Wednesday, March 12. Sign up during your lunch. You must be at least 16 with a parent permission form. Anybody above this age does not need a parent signature. “For every unit of blood that we collect, it’s possible that th...