Students and staff at William Penn High School are hosting what they hope will be the largest one-day high school blood drive on Delmarva for the fifth year in a row.
Last year, 180 donors gave blood at the New Castle school’s blood drive and it hopes to continue its record-breaking streak this year.
“There are many factors that contribute to William Penn’s success in the program, not the least of which is the energy, enthusiasm and dedication of William Penn’s long-time employee, Mary Beth Kessler,” said Kelly Sakiewicz, Blood Bank school blood drive coordinator. “Throughout Mary Beth’s tenure as school librarian and student council advisor, she has helped organize countless blood drives at the school and recruit hundreds of donors. As a result of her efforts, along with the tremendous support of students and school administration, thousands of patients have benefitted.”
If you’d like to donate blood, head over to the William Penn High School at 713 East Basin Road in New Castle.
The blood drive is going on inside the gymnasium until 3 p.m.