Christ the King Community hosted its Semi-Annual Blood Drive in conjunction with the New York Blood Center at Christ the King High School on April 25th. Eligible students took time from their schedules to give the gift of life by donating their blood, as the New York Blood Center is always in need of blood. Over the course of the day, 113 pints of blood were donated. That means up to 339 lives can be saved.
This Blood Drive also marked a milestone for Christ the King High School as our 1,600th pint of blood was donated by CK junior, Alexander Vega-Alonso. The New York Blood Center awarded Alexander with a t-shirt, bag and gift card.
Alexander stated, “You never know who or when blood is going to be need and it is important as a community to come together at events such as this to donate. We should all remember that by donating blood we are helping to save lives.”
CK Principal Geri Martinez said, “We at Christ the King High School are proud of the students that donated blood. Our school has always strived to instill a strong sense of moral values and civic mindedness in our students and we are pleased that they are setting an example for others.”