McNary Students Come Together To Save Lives
October 28, 2016 By:Hunter Watson
On October 26, during the blood drive, McNary students came together in an act of humanity and selflessness with only one goal in mind: to save lives. With the desired quota of blood being at 94 pints, the 150+ students that attended the blood drive smashed this goal. Many of these students had to eagerly wait for upwards of two hours before having their blood drawn. So, why would a McNary student wait for two hours in order to give blood?
In order to determine why students gave blood we interviewed them. We asked students before, during, and after they had their blood drawn to see if any changes in their thought process occurred. We began by asking a student who had been waiting for more than two hours why he was giving blood and if there was anything that he was nervous about. He explained he was donating blood in order to help someone in need, but was discouraged because he had seen several people throw up and pass out since he started waiting. Next, we asked the same questions to someone who was currently having their blood drawn. He answered with very similar responses that the previous student we interviewed had by explaining he wanted to help someone in need, but wasn’t nervous. We concluded our interviews by interviewing someone who just finished having their blood drawn. We asked him whether he would donate blood again and if he recommends others to donate their blood. He responded by explaining that he’s going to make it an annual thing he does, and strongly encourages others to give blood if they can. Obviously, the blood drive displayed the want McNary’s students have to impact someone’s life.
The McNary blood drive is becoming a biannual occurrence and will make another appearance in the Spring. We hope to see you there Celtics!