Six months after Hurricane Sandy and following the recent Boston bombing, the American Red Cross is in desperate need of blood. The Southern Door Student Council will be hosting its final blood drive of the school year on Wednesday, May 8 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the high school gym.
Senior class representative Cora Baudhuin says that the community should donate blood because of the lives it can save.
Student Council Advisor Erika May says in addition to saving lives, the American Red Cross awards two scholarships to two seniors.
May says she also has a personal reason for giving blood.
"When my first son died from pancreatic cancer he used a lot of blood and I just decided to give back what he used," says May.
Student Council Vice President Luke Spude says they're hoping for a solid turnout at this drive because one previous drive was cancelled and another had a low turnout.
"We're very, very, very far behind so if we could get like a million people to show up and donate it'd be awesome," says Spude.