Fall Blood Drive Sets Record

red cross blood driveThanks to Williston faculty members Kim Evelti and Peter Gunn, and a large group of student volunteers, The Williston Northampton School hosted its annual Red Cross Blood drive just before Thanksgiving recess. Head of School (and blood donor) Bob Hill observed in his blog, “I learned that Williston students answer the call to give in unusual numbers, and they do so with a cheerfulness that I’ve not seen before. First time givers always had one or two friends standing by them while veteran teenage donors (I did not realize that such a group exists) thought nothing of strolling in to their appointment alone.”

Over 119 students, faculty and staff members, and community members donated blood that day, yielding over 97 pints and setting a record for the school’s fall blood drive. More importantly, this will make a difference in the lives of over 270 people. The school will host another blood drive in the spring.