Each year, Otsego High School students organize three blood drives with the American Heart Association to help those in need. The HS Student Council runs the drive, but students and staff members all donate.
The first blood drive of the year took place on February 28th with a tremendous response and outcome. Student council organizers say 70 people came in to donate and the Red Cross was able to gather 55 units of blood. That was far above their goal of 43.
The December blood drive was cancelled due to weather, but the high school will hold its next blood drive in May. As a reward, the American Red Cross contributes a scholarship to the school for a senior. That is awarded at Swingout in May.