Clark Magnet High School seniors rolled up their sleeves to help others during their blood drive on March 19. According to American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood yet only three out of every 100 people in America donate blood. Clark’s blood drive fulfills a real need in California. Students 17-years-old and older volunteered to give blood throughout the day. Senior Francesca Valencia chaired the blood drive. “It was a little difficult to organize. There were a lot of [regulations] by the American Red Cross we had to follow,” she said. She added she was pleased with the turn out.
Photos and story by Mary O’KEEFE