RAHWAY — On the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, most people are looking to relax and ease into the weekend. Many students and faculty at Rahway High School, however, spent Friday, May 24, rolling up their sleeves, either to donate blood or to help others do so. Over 78 people, both staff and older students, made appointments to give blood.
Rahway High School’s Student Government Association (SGA) sponsored this event with the help of teacher-advisors Donna Gerardo and Steve Radler through the auspices of the New York Blood Center. In addition to the blood actually collected, the drive also provided an opportunity to young people to establish the habit of giving blood, a habit that will benefit the communities in which they dwell throughout their lives.
Rahway High School student Jessenia Sanchez and teacher Donna Gerardo work in the blood donor registration area. (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)
Students Nadir McLaurin and Liam Mark, and teacher Adam Slack await their turn to give blood. (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)
Andre Marques encourages Keston Franklin, who is a blood donor. (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)
Working at the aftercare station are students Chassidy Medina, Meghan Harris, Kelly Porr, and Rahway High School’s physical trainer, Stephen Kowalski. (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)
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