Blood Drive a big success


Hailey Biesanz

People featured left to right: Adam D, Alli B, Ethan H, Madison R

Cotter students and staff donated blood during the Red Cross blood drive located in the JNR.

The team from the Red Cross was from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and spent their previous day in Plainview.

Elise Modjeski an dAdam Dilks form student council distribute juice and snacks to people who have donated blood (Mallory Ehlenfeldt)

Student Council adviser Megan Nordgren said that the Red Cross team was impressed with Cotter’s donor turnout and they said that our students were some of the best they had ever worked with.

The student council organized the blood drive, and there was a scholarship opportunity for students who wanted to chair the drive.

Savannah Welters and Megan Costello check people in for the blood drive held in Centennial gymnasium (Mallory Ehlenfeldt)

“Megan Morgan and Megan Costello were student chairs, and they did the bulk of the planning and organizing. The rest of the student council volunteered during the drive,” Mrs. Nordgren siad.

The blood drive exceeded the student council’s expectations.

“It’s very difficult to meet the scholarship goal for blood donations set by the Red Cross, but Megan and Megan did it.” Mrs. Nordgren said.

45 units of blood were collected, which will help about 135 patients. With only a few setbacks, like the Red Cross being understaffed, which created a longer wait time than normal, Cotter will be doing another blood drive in the Spring. By taking some feedback from our previous blood drive, the Red Cross hopes to provide more staff for our next drive.

Mr. Costello donates blood at the recent blood drive (Mallory Ehlenfeldt)