SCOTCH PLAINS – The Union Catholic High School Health Club, moderated by school nurse, JoAnn Ball, hosted a blood drive on Dec. 15 in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services.
Led by the Health Club Blood Drive committee members Shweta Gohil, Nathalia Obara, Angelina Caravello, Megan Hely, Lindsay Chaillet, Tyler Cunningham, Ashley Robinson , Kiera Morris, DJ Thornton and Amy Zofcin, the club successfully surpassed its goal by engaging 52 donors in the event.
Among the 52 donors were current Union Catholic students, faculty and walk-ins from the surrounding community. Union Catholic parent Maryann Gingrich assisted with the day’s event and ensured that donors were given proper care after their donation. Statistically, one out of every three people will need blood at some point in their lives and the Union Catholic Health Club is strongly dedicated to increasing awareness for this cause.
The Health Club will host its second blood drive in the spring of 2010. For general information regarding medical eligibility, visit www.nybloodcenter.org or sign up by calling 1-908-889-1600 ext. 311.
Members of the Union Catholic Blood Drive Committee (left to right) Shweta Gohil of Edison, Nathalia Obara of Elizabeth, Ashley Robinson of Edison and DJ Thornton of Rahway. Photo courtesy of Union Catholic High School
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