Christ the King R.H.S., Middle Village, hosted a blood drive in conjunction with the New York Blood Center.
Eligible seniors took time from their schedules to give the gift of life by donating their blood because the New York Blood Center is always in need of blood.
Due to superstorm Sandy, the blood supply was significantly depleted. Close to 2,000 donations are needed each day in the New York Metropolitan area for patients who require a life-saving blood and/or platelet transfusion. Those in need include cancer patients; accident, burn or trauma victims; patients undergoing surgery or a transplant; and newborn babies.
“We at Christ the King High School are proud of the students that came out to donate blood,” said Peter Mannarino, principal. “Christ the King has always tried 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.”