Paul V. Moore High School Student Government members will help save as many as 270 lives.
That is because they hosted a blood drive that received the support of 90 teachers and students; one pint of blood can save as many as three people’s lives.
Several sixteen-year-old students also gave blood after they returned a parent permission slip.
Chaired by PVM students Anna Mercer and Tyler Young, the annual fall blood drive was conducted in conjunction with the American Red Cross as part of the Student Government’s ongoing community service efforts.
Advisor Deborah O’Mara said breakfast was offered beforehand to help increase the number of participants and the success of blood draws.
Many students, she said, have become regular donors over the past couple of years.
The effort has also created several first-time blood donation experiences for students and staff members.
The Student Government will host another blood drive in March.