Ava Crawley ('25)

Blood Drive

One pint of blood from just one person can save 3 human lives. An inspiring club here at Cherry Hill East is the Blood Drive. Students at the school who are eligible to donate can give some of their blood to people in need. Blood in hospitals is always needed for patients who need cancer treatment, people in need of surgeries, and blood transfusions for patients who have suffered from injuries. Donations are vital in saving lives, so the blood drive here at East is a great way to participate. Each autumn and spring the Blood Drive at East brings in multiple participants willing to donate blood. Though the number is not know Blood Drive can confidently say that their work has greatly helped the community. Chairperson of the blood drive, Kyle Lehrfeld (‘24), wants even more of his peers to experience how rewarding and inspiring donating blood is.

Q&A with Kyle Lehrfeld (‘24)

Q: In what ways does your club give back to the community?
A: “The Blood Drive brings an opportunity for highschool students to have a convenient way to literally save lives. Having a blood drive that comes right to East is really great because I believe it encourages more people to donate blood in a way that’s easier than driving all the way to the Red Cross in Camden.”-Lehrfeld (‘24)

Q: Why do you feel East needed this club?
A: “East needs blood drives because ultimately donating blood is the greatest thing they can do for someone else. It gives students an opportunity to do something for someone else and the school gives them time to do it.”-Lehrfeld (‘24)

Q: How much does it mean to you to organize this club?
A: “Organizing blood drives is one of the most fun things to do in my life because it allows my creativity to flow and I can express my creativity to help people across the world. It feels so rewarding knowing how important my donation and the donations of other highschool students are to people in need.”-Lehrfeld (‘24)

Q: What events are you planning for this year?
A:“The fall blood drive is on November 15 and 16th, so we want as many people as possible to sign up now!”-Lehrfeld (‘24)

Q: How have your events impacted the community in prior years?
A: “Cherry Hill East has consistently been a highschool with one of the largest turnouts. I want everyone to know that just one person’s pint of blood can save 3 lives.”-Lehrfeld (‘24)

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