Senior Blood Drive Sets Record

Senior Captain Morgan Trefney dons the blood drop suit for a good cause.
Senior Captain Morgan Trefney dons the blood drop suit for a good cause.
Senior Captains, advisors, and Principal Kathie Acker take a quick moment out of their busy day for some well-deserved recognition.
Senior Captains, advisors, and Principal Kathie Acker take a quick moment out of their busy day for some well-deserved recognition.

Walt Whitman’s Senior Class Advisor Diane L. Zamow is happy to report that the Fall Blood Drive, run by the senior class and the New York Blood Center, was an overwhelming success.  30 blood drive captains, listed below, registered a record 144 students who donated 117 pints of blood. This was collected in 6 hours averaging about 20 students an hour! 

The captains played a crucial role in helping collect blood and save lives. The captains provided care, attention, and assistance to the many dedicated blood donors who rolled up their sleeves to give life. The donors gave generously of themselves and helped save lives in the New York area.

Many thanks to everyone who made this event such a success! Captains: Eve Adamo, Ruby Bafu, KB Bamgbelu, Matthew Campanella, Doug Castro, Kayla Collins, Joe Connolly, Israel Cortes, Rick Dormeus, Rachel Fenwick, Nicole Franz, Claire Garcia, Rachid Macer, Asad Mahmood, Jimmy Marseille, Emily Melinis, Fanny Migliore, Laura Morales, Meghan Polk, Deyling Raudales, Kristen Riordan, Bedel Saget, Emily Stasko, Morgan Trefney, Courtney Yodice, Derek Zadrozny, Siraat Zafar