Seton's National Honor Society gives gift of life

As Jared Pellerin, president of Setons NHS, explained, they are a group that really likes to get involved with the community. Last year we did a drive for the American Heart Association, now we are hosting a blood drive as our way of giving back. According to Pellerin, Setons NHS is about 25 student members strong, and although many were first time donors, they were determined to make a difference and save as many lives as possible. Pellerin hadnt had his blood drawn yet, but NHS vice-president Oliver Barie had just finished doing so. It was my first time, but it wasnt that bad, Barie said. Four minutes, 50 seconds, he announced proudly, holding his purple gauze bandage up for all to see. His classmate, B.J. LeBeau, was waiting in line. When asked if he was nervous, not really, was his initial reply. If he can do it, I can do it, LeBeau said, pointing towards Barie. Pellerin went on to explain that they were hoping to draw in donors not only from the faculty and student body, but from the local parishes as well. He said it was the first blood drive held at the new Seton building, but not the first for the school itself. Mary Emery was another first-timer waiting in line with a few other students to give blood. Its amazing to think that we can save 2-3 lives just from one donation, she said. I am definitely going to be doing this again.

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