Fox Chapel Area High School was recently presented with the Vitalant “Blood Drive Hero” award. A plaque was presented to the high school for the efforts shown by students and staff members in continuing to host blood drives and encouraging donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fox Chapel Area High School has been conducting blood drives for 17 years and has more than 200 registered donors per year. Despite the pandemic, the high school still held four blood drives during the 2020-2021 school year.
“Our students, staff, and community are true heroes to donate at a time when there are critical blood shortages, especially at our local hospitals,” says Fox Chapel Area High School Student Government Community Outreach Sponsor Rachel Machen. “I’m so proud that our district still hosted four blood drives despite the restrictions of the pandemic.”
The award was presented to Mrs. Machen during one of the high school’s recent blood drives.