Covington Catholic Times
Drive For BloodFriday, March 09, 2012 By Brady Reese
The annual Hoxworth Blood Drive at Covington Catholic High School was held on Friday, January 3 rd , 2012. Seniors Charlie Mader and Nick Weber were in charge of getting the students to donate blood for people in need. Brain Fagel spent his day in the “Buddy the Blood Drop” costume to keep the students in high spirits. On average, one unit of blood saves about seven lives. Senior guidance counselor Mr. Mott started off the day as an example by donating one unit of his blood. Following Mr. Mott, 96 other units of blood were donated by Covington Catholic students and administration. Many students went out of their way and donated two units of blood. Therefore, Covington Catholic High School saved about 672 lives. The 2012 Blood Drive was one to remember. Covington Catholic was 11 units away from setting our personal record. The students here are always thinking about other people before themselves, and it shows in the amount of blood donated this year.