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National Honor Society hosts blood drive

Clara Pappas
(Left to right) Thomas DeBruin, senior, Ella Graeb, senior, and Naomi Cook, senior, assist those running the blood drive by providing snacks for those who donated.

Hinsdale Central hosted a blood drive on Oct. 21 in the library. The National Honor Society (NHS) ran it for another year, with it being its annual tradition. 

Participants came during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone younger than 17 years old needed a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian. 

Students had the opportunity to sign up during school hours in the cafeteria. 

“The reason I did the blood drive this year is to help people out in need,” said Faris Siddiqui, senior.

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This year, Versiti, the company who ran the drive, assisted students when making blood draws, by having juice and other snacks. 

To make a donation, students must meet certain requirements. Firstly, they must be at least 16 years old and have a minimum weight of 110 pounds. Additionally, they need to be in good health. 

However, according to Versiti’s website,  there are factors that can disqualify potential donors. For instance, individuals with low iron levels, high heart rates, or who have recently traveled to specific regions may not be eligible to donate. It is important to note that travel can expose individuals to malaria, which can result in deferred donation. 

“I wanted to help out with the blood drive this year because I love helping people,” said Anjali Jejurikar, senior.

Naina Kapur, senior, welcomes those who donated at the library’s entrance. (Clara Pappas)

NHS has done a blood drive each year and members see good results each time. 

“The blood drive went great. We had 27 people donate and save up to 78 lives,” said Stephanie Hiffman, NHS sponsor and English teacher.

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Tobi Oranu
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Tobi Oranu, junior, is ecstatic to be a writer for the Devils' Advocate. He likes Popeyes, plays for the Hinsdale Central Red Devils varsity football team and likes to play Fortnite. As well, he is a Carolina Panthers fan. You can contact Tobi at [email protected].
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Clara Pappas, senior, is excited to return to Devils’ Advocate as Editor-in-Chief this year. At school, she is a member of Radio Club and Link Crew. She enjoys watching the White Sox, listening to music and going to concerts with her friends. Her favorite music artists are Mitski and Johnny Cash. You can find her at [email protected].

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