Cheerleaders host blood drive

(from left) Tanner Plett, D’myia Cox, Adrian Unruh and Sarah Paulus. The HHS cheer squad was on hand on Monday to help out the American Red Cross with volunteers at the Hillsboro blood drive. The American Red Cross is taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe in light of COVID-19. All volunteers working and donating blood have to wear masks, and all surfaces are wiped down after being touched.

According to the blood drive coordinator, Staci Silhan, the team’s efforts collected 55 pints which has the potential to save up to 165 patients and earned them $550.

“That is phenomenal. Kathy (Klein, the team’s coach) and the cheer team had the whole process down pat and had the schedule almost completely filled beforehand. She had asked each team member to sign up 5 donors which was a great way to achieve this goal. I saw many new or donors that had not donated in a significant amount of time come to the drive the first part that I was there. I am just so impressed, and loved how they had table decorated and wore matching team shirts. Just a great job and fun to help their team,” said Silhan.

The need for blood is greater than ever so please give if you are able to at any American Red Cross drives.