Catskill High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) hosted an American Red Cross blood drive on April 5, where over 40 students, staff and community members came in to donate blood. This was their second blood drive at CHS this school year.
“I have been donating blood for the past two years and I thought this would be a good thing to lead,” said Catskill senior Nicholas Konsul, who chairs the NHS’ 27-member Blood Drive Committee, which, along with organizing the event, actively recruited students to become donors. “We are saving lives by donating blood.”
NHS advisor Melanie Banks noted that over the years, Catskill’s NHS students have sponsored a total of 31 blood drives, which have brought in 1,576 donors and produced 1,509 units of blood, an average of 49 life-saving units per drive! Cats can and Cats will!