Williston’s Community Service Club needs your help. Every year this student organization joins forces with the American Red Cross to sponsor blood drives on campus. On Sunday, February 12 Williston will host a drive from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Athletic Center. Student leaders have asked for support from the parent community. Please consider giving blood, and encourage your friends and family members to join you. All eligible donors are welcome to attend the blood drive and appointments can be made online.
Thanks 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.”
On November 19, 2010, The Williston Northampton School will host its semiannual blood drive from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Reed Campus Center. All are welcome to attend, particularly parents who might wish to donate with their children.
The blood drive takes place on the Friday before Thanksgiving because demand for blood increases at this time of year due to holiday travel, and supply decreases because people are busy.