After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Questa Honor Society has restarted annual blood drives at Questa High School. The local blood drives first started in 2012 and have been held 2-3 times a year, with the exception of the recent hiatus.
Since the blood drives first began students, teachers and family members have donated 537 units of blood. Each unit of blood has the potential to save up to three lives, therefore since starting these blood drives, Questa is responsible for helping save 1,611 lives.
Currently, the blood drives are coordinated by National Honor Society Advisor Santana Santistevan and run by the National Honor Society students. The students are responsible for promoting the blood drive and recruiting donors from the school and the community.
Students earn an honor cord for graduation if they donated three times before graduating, or alternatively, if they get someone to donate on their behalf.
To donate blood or to find when the next blood drive near you will be held, visit vitalant.org