Blood drive held at Jupiter High School


Students donating platelets on the auditorium stage.

Jupiter High School hosted a One Blood blood drive on Nov. 19.

 “The purpose of the blood drive is to get units of blood ready to go to patients for the holiday season, as this is our highest month of users and for our local hospitals,” Mitra Morgan, blood drive organizer, said. 

 Students 16-years-old and older were allowed to donate blood. There was also a minimum weight requirement.

“I wanted to give back to those who have done so much for our community and I think it’s important to routinely give blood,” junior Keeley Di Paolo said.

While some students donate blood to get free food, blankets and out of class, most do it because they enjoy helping others.

“Pay it forward; you might need it eventually,” junior Brian Steigerwal said.