On Wednesday, Oct. 18, Yucaipa High School hosted a LifeStream blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Around 200 superstar students showed up to the school's gym and donated blood and plasma.

"I knew there was people who needed help and I know that donating blood is a way I could help people," said student Connelly Molner. 

Students were given a mini examination before donating blood and received snacks to replenish their bodies after giving their donation.

"Today's blood drive event has been great. We've had a little over 180 donors and about 40 students donated plasma as well," said Robert Guillen, activity's director. "With LifeStream, the blood stays within the community. It'll be used at some point to save a local persons life."

Students who are part of a YHS medical course were in attendance volunteering their time to make sure their fellow classmates were comfortable while giving their blood donation.

"We're here to guide people in case they feel faint. We're providing them with cold towels and asking them how they're doing," said student Haylee Toms. 

For more information on where to donate visit LStream.org.


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