Student Council holds blood drive


Jaden Lyon

Audrey Bishop chats with, junior chats with Student body president Kate Cailteux at the student council blood drive.

Members of Student council organized and carried out the annual blood drive.. In total, about 25 people showed up during the day to donate their blood. Twice a year, Andover Central hosts a blood drive and partners with the Red Cross to give students, teachers, and even parents or people who don’t attend ACHS the opportunity to give back and donate blood.
Meg Farney, the Senior Class President, organized the event and helped check people in on the day of. 
“It’s important to provide leadership and help the Red Cross because in the end it saves lives,” she said. “It’s fun to get to spend a day bonding with different people.”
Audrey Bishop, junior, was one of the 25 who gave blood during the day. She has donated before at several blood drives.
“I donate everything. I donated my hair when I cut it and I just donate whenever I can, so I feel like I should give back because I have the opportunity to,” she said.
According to The American Red Cross, an estimated 6.8 million people donate blood each year. Each of the 25 donations given at the blood drive have the opportunity to save up to 3 lives. In total, up to 75 lives could be saved because of the blood drive. 
“It feels amazing to know that what I have organized can actually have a lasting impact and help so many people,” Farney said.