Harder Than It Looks

For about a year I’ve volunteered at blood drives. Making blood packs. Serving juice and cookies to donors. The basics. All the while, the drive goes smoothly. A steady stream of donors always come through. Everyone seems happy and cheerful. Piece of cake.

… or maybe not. I’m organizing my own blood drive next month at my high school. Suffice to say, this is going to be a lot of work. But I’m still in the preliminary stages of the drive. Almost everything seems daunting at first. Handing out flyers and hanging up posters isn’t exactly strenuous work. Getting people to actually show up to the drive is another story.

Even though I’ve been involved with the Red Cross for nearly a year, I still can’t figure out how they do it. There’s always a raffle or a prize to be won for donors. If fifty people show up to donate at my blood drive, I will awarded a scholarship courtesy of the American Red Cross. How great is that?!

So besides college applications and volunteering, I have planning a blood drive to take up the majority of my free time in August. Wonderful.

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