By Farah Habad, Courier Staff Writer
Phlebotomists from the American Red Cross collected blood from Logan students and staff this month in the second ASB-coordinated blood drive this year.
According to Activities director Francis Rojas, because of the large population of our school we give the most blood to the Red Cross, compared to other high schools in Northern California.
Junior Julienne Sumodobila said, "It is imperative that we as a school band together to serve our community. We are supposed to be the leaders of tomorrow, but how are we going to do that if we cannot do something so simple, that can benefit so many?"
ASB President Julie Little pointed out that, "At one point in time, everybody will need some type of help. In order for us to receive help, we must help others and what better way than saving lives?"
Senior Joe Blackard gave blood for the second time at the drive, held April 1 in the Alfonso Roderigues Gym. He gave blood for the first time at the first blood drive of the year. "I didn't do it last year," he said, but was urged to do so this year by one of his teachers. " I felt that my blood is very healthy because I'm an athlete," he said, adding that he wanted to do it because it helps the community.
"It took a while longer than they expected," he said, but the procedure, technically called phlebotomy, " didn't hurt."
"I would do it again," he said.
For his trouble, he received snacks and a t-shirt commemorating his donation.