Havelock High students give at blood drive

blood drive

Havelock High sophomore Namontiana George holds the hand of volunteer Brooklynn Crosson while giving blood during an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday at Havelock High. The Havelock High Student Council sponsored the blood drive, at which George was donating for the first time.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Monday, December 16, 2013 at 09:02 AM.

During the holidays, Havelock High students decided to give the most precious gift of all — the gift of life.

About 120 students participated in an American Red Cross blood drive held Friday at Havelock High’s Performing Arts Center.

Many of the students were giving blood for the first time, including sophomore Namontiana George.

“It hurt a little, but I feel just fine,” she said. “It’s kind of like getting your ear pierced.”

She held the hand of student volunteer Brooklynn Crosson as the Red Cross worker inserted the needle to starting drawing the blood.

“It’s a neat feeling,” Crosson told George. “It makes you feel good afterwards.”

George said she gave little thought to donating blood.

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