Number of Participants: 52
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $4,394
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: December 13, 2023
Eastport South Manor Junior-Senior High School
Moriches-Middle Island Road, Manorville
Members of Eastport-South Manor Jr.-Sr. High School‘s chapter of the National Honor Society gave the gift of life, collecting 52 pints of blood during a blood drive in the gymnasium on Nov. 15. This was one of three blood drives held during the school year as the society’s main community service obligation.
Setting a donation goal of 50 pints per blood drive qualifies Eastport-South Manor seniors for scholarships from the New York Blood Center. Any student or staff member 16 years or older was eligible to donate.
NHS advisers Katerina Aiello and Rachel Andersen said, “We are thrilled with the enthusiasm the members displayed. They publicized the blood drive, recruited donors and volunteered the day of the drive.”
A: From left, Eastport-South Manor Jr.-Sr. High School members of the National Honor Society Vlad Curticapean, Jaden Flood, Mrs. Andersen, Kate Keese, Casey DaSilva are pictured with the New York Blood Center mascot during the Nov. 15 blood drive.
B: Eastport-South Manor Jr.-Sr. High School National Honor Society member Katarina Dietz is pictured with adviser Rachel Andersen, dressed as a blood drop, during the annual blood drive.
C: Eastport-South Manor Jr.-Sr. High School students Ryan Michel, Brody Burke, Kendall Ward gave blood during the National Honor Society’s annual blood drive.
Photos courtesy of the Eastport-South Manor Central School District