Blood drive to save lives

Convent of the Sacred Heart’s Red Cross Club (RCC) is hosting its seventh annual blood drive February 26 from 11:30 am to 5 pm. American Red Cross staff members and volunteers will be in the Dubois gymnaisium to take the blood of faculty, staff, and eligible students.  

Senior club heads Katherine Nail, Alexandra Dimitri, and Catherine Finnegan are working to plan and promote the event by arranging conference calls with the American Red Cross Connecticut representative Ms. Michelle Peters, planning the location of the drive, and sending emails and making announcements to remind students, faculty, and parents about the event.

Every year, millions of Americans are in need of blood transfusions, and the need for donors of all blood types is constant. With each donation comes one pint of blood, which can save up to three lives, according to


Upper School Academic Dean Mrs. Jennifer Bensen, who has donated blood at Sacred Heart since the blood drive’s genesis in 2009, believes that giving blood is an effortless method of helping those in need.