Student club hosts annual blood drive

On Monday, Aug. 29, the Future Medical Professionals Club hosted a blood drive in the Hays High School library to collect blood for the American Red Cross.

Blood drives are necessary because people can need transfusions because of blood loss due to bleeding, surgery or other medical procedures.

At blood drives, the American Red Cross collects different blood types, which is helpful because all types are needed. Roughly about 6.8 million people in the United States donate blood, which has saved many different lives.

“I felt the need to participate in a blood drive because, if I have the opportunity to save lives, then why wouldn’t I?,” junior Kamryn Summers said. “I feel if you are able to give blood, then you should.”