Number of Participants: 5
Hours Donated: 8
Value of Time Served: $338
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: January 5, 2021
Despite the pandemic, members of the Lynbrook High School Key Club recently partnered with the New York Blood Center for its blood drive at the Lynbrook Knights of Columbus. With blood donations being a critical need more than ever today, more than 65 alumni, community members, staff and students donated more than 80 pints of blood to save about 240 lives. Due to the current health crisis, donors were encouraged to sign-up in advance, wear a mask and practice social distancing at the site.
The Lynbrook High School Key Club, along with adviser Dr. Benedict Tieniber, promoted the blood drive through the club’s Instagram account and spots to donate were filled quickly. The club typically hosts its blood drives in the Lynbrook High School gymnasium during the school day but with the change in venue, more parents and community members popped in to donate. Dr. Tieniber was impressed by the crowd and commended the students who came out to show their support on a Saturday.
“It is really evident that even in crazy times like these, nothing will stop the LHS students from doing what they can to give back, help people, and, most importantly, save lives,” he said.
1) Senior Key Club Co-Presidents Marti Candel (left) and Carly Tucker (right) with former lieutenant governor of Lynbrook Kiwanis, Ralph DeSena.
2) Lynbrook High School Key Club members Rachel Belmont (left) and Emma Leighley waited to donate blood.
3) Lynbrook High School senior Maeve Mooney was one of many students who donated blood during the Key Club’s blood drive event.
Photos courtesy of the Lynbrook Public Schools