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While showing her Vike Vibe, Kaylee Valencia, 12, was donating blood for the first time ever. “All my friends did it last time and I told myself I was gonna do it the next time and I did,” Valencia said. “Yeah I was nervous, but it’s for a good cause so I went with it and I plan on doing it again.”

Saving Lives

Arely Macedo, Photographer March 5, 2020

Fall Blood Drive

Arely Macedo, Photographer October 31, 2019

Downey High School hosts its annual Fall Blood drive on September 27 where Kirsten Rodriguez, 12, has donated a pint of blood. “I feel that the blood drive is really important cause it helps those who need it,” Rodriguez said. “I’m hoping my blood goes to someone in need.”

Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive

Vanessa Carrillo , Co-Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2018

Downey filled the gym on Friday, Sept. 28 for the annual blood drive. Throughout the day, students were excused from their classes to head over to the school gym to fill out a survey and eventually...

Being a blood donor for two years, Kaithlyn Pineda, 11, gives helpful tips to those donating blood. “Don’t be scared of the needle, make sure you eat before you donate. You might pass out if you don’t,” Pineda said. “Also if your iron level is too low in one finger, ask to check the other finger to make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to help others.”

Downey High Blood Drive

Hector Diaz, Photographer May 1, 2018

Last week on Friday, April 13, Downey High students participated in the annual blood drive that took place at the gym on campus. Students volunteered to donate pints of blood for those in need of a...

Although last year’s blood drive was more advertised, Nelly Mora, 11, says there were still fellow Vikings at the gym on Friday ready to donate their blood. “This year we were like really stressed out about it and we had a lot to do,” Mora said. “We still have homecoming and the fall night rally and everything that we’re still planning.”

Downey’s Annual Fall Blood Drive

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer October 4, 2017

Downey’s ASB assisted the Cedar-Sinai Blood Donor Services for the yearly fall Blood drive; this event was placed in the school’s gymnasium on Friday, September 23. Downey’s ASB wants students to...

On June 5, Jennifer Gavriiloglou, 11, donates blood to the Red Cross in the Downey High School gym, because she wants to save lives. “This is my first time donating and it was a great experience,” Gavriiloglou stated.

Blood drives save lives

Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief June 15, 2015

On Fri., June, 5 the blood drive was held at Downey High, in the school’s gymnasium, and was hosted by the American Red Cross, which hosts 200,000 blood drives every year. Students and staff participate...

At the Blood Drive, on June 6, the nurse prepares the needle for the next student who will donate blood. Downey High donated over 475 pints of blood.

Anything for the blood

Joey Flores, News Editor June 14, 2013

Downey High School’s second Red Cross Blood Drive of the school year was held on Thursday, June 6 in the gym, and was open for students aged sixteen and older to donate their blood. Downey has teamed...

PTA: June 2012

PTA: June 2012

Zaira Zamora, Writer June 21, 2012

In order to discuss the end of the 2011-2012 school year, PTA held its final meeting on Monday, June 11, at 6 p.m., in the B-building theatre. The meeting reviewed the past events, plans for graduation,...

One drop at a time

One drop at a time

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief June 21, 2012

Students ages 16 and older rushed to the gym on Wed., June 6 throughout the school day to do their part in the race to save humanity by donating pints of blood to The American Red Cross. ASB encouraged...

PTA: October 2011

PTA: October 2011

Dinorah Acuna, Writer November 4, 2011

The second PTA meeting of the year was conducted on October 17, in the theater, and the association discussed a variety of topics including emergency preparedness, a principal’s report, student activities...

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