Greenon FFA: Blood Drive

Greenon FFA: Blood Drive
Posted on 10/29/2021
My name is Emily Hope and I was the committee leader of the Fall Blood Drive on October 21st, 2021.

Written by: Emily Hope

Edited By: Emma Bennett
My name is Emily Hope and I was the committee leader of the Fall Blood Drive on October 21st, 2021. My age class consisted of Macy Timmons, Emma Bennett, Chad Nippert, Tru Buddenberg, Kaylynn Wilhelm, Morgan Paulus, Jacob Watson and Logan Bell. We wanted to set goals for our class, so we knew what we had to achieve. We started by getting the word out about the blood drive and we wanted people to sign up. We had one student sit in the cafeteria for a week so people could sign up during lunch when they were able to.
You must be 16 years old or older in order to sign up for the fall blood drive. You must also make sure that all permission forms are tuned in and properly filled out in order to participate. The morning of the blood drive my entire class reported to the gym by 7:15. We had to set up tables and chairs for all participants and make sure everyone had everything they needed to participate.
When it was time for students to donate blood, we had students in our class take turns going down to each class to get students to let them know it was their time to donate blood. After the student donated blood they had to sit and wait for a couple of minutes while they drank juice and ate cookies. This was done to make sure nobody passed out as a result of giving blood. It was in the FFA members hands to make sure everybody was safe and could get back to class. We repeated this process throughout the day until everybody had donated blood.
At the end of the day the FFA members helped to clean up the gym. We started by getting the tables and chairs folded up. We then began to carry all of the tables back to the classroom. After we got everything all cleaned up we went back to class, we all did a ‘plus delta chart’ for what went well and what we need to improve for the Spring Blood Drive. Overall it was a very successful day for all and we cannot wait for the Spring Blood Drive!

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