Trojans Bleed For a Good Cause


Litzy Rodriguez, Reporter

HOSA club held its annual blood drive on Feb. 22 in South Houston High School’s mini gym. A total of one hundred and forty two students donated blood, these amount of students will save or extend four hundred and twenty six lives. The blood was transferred to CHI Saint Luke’s Hospital to be broken down into plasma, red blood cells and platelets. HOSA sponsor Karen Koalik organized the event for students to donate blood and to get involved in the community. “I think people shouldn’t be scared to donate. It’s three lives you’re saving for a good cause, and it only took about 5 to 10 minutes,” Samantha Hernandez, president of the HOSA club and donator, said.

Each student who donated 500 milliliters of blood saves the lives of three people that undergo surgery. People had to be at least 17 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds before donating and students were advised to eat a good breakfast or lunch depending on the time they were going to donate.