Despite the pandemic, members of the Lynbrook High School Key Club recently partnered with the New York Blood Center for its blood drive at the Lynbrook Knights of Columbus. With blood donations being a critical need more than ever today, more than 65 alumni, community members, staff and students donated more than 80 pints of blood to save about 240 lives. Due to the current health crisis, donors were encouraged to sign-up in advance, wear a mask and practice social distancing at the site.
The Lynbrook High School Key Club, along with adviser Dr. Benedict Tieniber, promoted the blood drive through the club’s Instagram account and spots to donate were filled quickly. The club typically hosts its blood drives in the Lynbrook High School gymnasium during the school day but with the change in venue, more parents and community members popped in to donate. Dr. Tieniber was impressed by the crowd and commended the students who came out to show their support on a Saturday.
“It is really evident that even in crazy times like these, nothing will stop the LHS students from doing what they can to give back, help people, and, most importantly, save lives,” he said.