From Hi-Lights: Fifty-three donate in spring blood drive

Posted May 15, 2017

NOTE: This article appeared in the March 2017 edition of the Plymouth High School newspaper, Hi-Lights. Look for a copy in the high school office.

By Tasia Arnold
of the Hi-Lights staff

This year, the PHS blood drive saved approximately 159 lives.

“(Student Council) did (the blood drive) before I was even hired, always have,” said social studies teacher Daniel Lamb. 

The blood donation at Plymouth High School took place March 8. Like every other year, for more than 10 years, BloodCenter of Wisconsin was in charge of the donation process while Lamb supervised it, and Student Council organized it.

This year, Plymouth had 67 people come to donate and 53 were successful, six being double donations, potentially saving 159 lives. Twenty-six out of 67 people were first-time donors.

Junior Coragan Ann Wieck donated twice, including this year, both being double donations. “It makes you feel like a better person, like you’re making a difference. It’s good to give back,” she said.

Junior Courtney Perl, another donor, wants to let people know that they should drink a lot more water (no caffeine or soda) than eat because too much food can make you nauseous, and relaxing is important so donors don’t hype themselves up and get too nervous.