First Blood Drive of School Year Draws Many Students

The Center for Career Services’ first blood drive of the school year was enthusiastically supported by students in all programs throughout the campus Friday, Sept. 29.

In the Building D conference room, students signed up to do their good deed for the day.

Second-year carpentry students Lisandro Rodriguez and Saivon Williams were happy to be there. It was the first time donating for both of them.

“I’m not afraid to try new things,” said Saivon, a student at New Rochelle High School. “I’m here to save people’s lives,” added Lisandro, also of NRHS.

Second-year EMT student Melissa Resendiz, who was manning the table at the entrance to the conference room, was keeping tabs on the number of students rolling in. She said attendance was at its highest in a long time.

Melissa, a senior at NRHS, is interested in being an EMT when she graduates from the BOCES Emergency Medical Services Program.  

The blood drive is organized by Hanifah Muhammad, a teacher in the program. Several drives are organized throughout the school year.

Blood Drive Photos