A Bloody Good Event for a Charitable Cause: Upper School SAAS Students Donate to Bloodworks Northwest!
In late February, our community-focused students held a successful blood drive on campus with Bloodworks Northwest. This blood drive occurred prior to activating our extended closure and remote learning plan and Washington state's shelter-in-place to slow the transmission of Coronavirus-COVID 19. You can still safely donate life-saving blood by appointment only by visiting Bloodworks Northwest.Article Written By: Fiona Bor ‘21
The Seattle Academy Community Engagement Organization (CEO) recently partnered with Bloodworks Northwest for a student blood drive. The drive, held on Thursday, February 27, was a huge success. The event took place in front of the Seattle Academy Arts Center, where the mobile donation center was parked. In total, twenty-nine Upper School students turned out! Unfortunately, four of those students were deferred from donating, but we and Bloodworks Northwest still greatly appreciate their time and effort. Twenty-one of the remaining twenty-five participants were first time donors. At the end of the day, Bloodworks Northwest collected twenty-five pints of blood. This blood will go to help up to seventy-five people in the Seattle area in the next few weeks.
Thank you to @BloodworksNW and our students in the Community Engagement Organization who helped to coordinate today's Blood Drive on campus. #GiveBlood https://t.co/APR6nLhKww pic.twitter.com/aYVhPtd46A— Seattle Academy (@SeattleAcademy) February 27, 2020
Per Nikki Watkinson, the Donor Recruitment Representative for Bloodworks Northwest, “We really appreciate your time and help organizing this event. Much appreciation for your support and partnership and for saving lives!!” And from the CEO Club, thank you again to everyone who donated!