SPHS Blood Drive

(ABOVE) A photo collage of scenes from last year's (2022) SPHS Blood Drive at the SPHS gym. This year's Blood Drive is set for May 3rd.

Saint Peter High School will host its annual Blood Drive, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, on Wednesday, May 3, 8:30-2:30 at the SPHS gym. This event is only open to SPHS students ages 16 and up along with Saint Peter Public School staff, and the goal this year is 89 donors. 

This event is being put on by SPHS’s MSU-Mankato Health and Environment class, taught by Kris Voeltz. Students and staff can make an appointment online to donate by clicking HER. (https://rcblood.org/3opBux8)

“Saint Peter High School is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” Saint Peter Public School’s School Nurse Rachel Fitch said. “This blood drive is our way of giving our students and staff an opportunity to help save lives.”

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.

According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.