Saving Lives One Hour at a Time

Saving Lives One Hour at a Time

Written by Sam Rawlins ‘20

February 14, 2018 – Community Service Club (CSO) leaders Sam Rawlins ‘20, Rachael Su ’18, and Charlotte Zinda ‘18 partner with many non-profit organizations and events around Seattle with a goal to better the community surrounding SAAS and the greater Seattle area while at the same time providing students with the opportunity to gain community service hours. Recently, we partnered with Bloodworks Northwest and helped them host a blood drive at our school. We announced the blood drive at our respective class meetings with the help of Kyle Boynton, Bloodworks Program Manager, and CSO faculty advisor Rick DuPree. Last week on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, students generously took an hour out of their day to donate blood and help the nation recover from its critical shortage of blood. The results from last Tuesday are as follows:

Total Registered: 29 – hit our registration goal!
Units Collected: 14
Lives Impacted: 42
First Time Donors: 22
Next Eligible: April 3, 2018

The effort these students have made is much appreciated by the Community Service Organization Club; the impact they have made is greatly appreciated by Bloodworks Northwest; and the blood they’ve donated is deeply appreciated from the people whose lives were saved. A big thanks to Kyle and Rick for helping us organize this drive, and we hope to see that the good work students are doing only increases in the upcoming years.

If you would like to join the CSO club, contact Rick DuPree, Rachel Su, Charlotte Zinda, or myself (Sam Rawlins) via our Seattle Academy email addresses.

Above: Hannah McConnell ’20 completes the donation pre-screening process.