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Blood Drive Students from the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Club and the Health Occupations Program at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, in coordination with Atlantic Health System serving Overlook Hospital, hosted their Ninth Annual Blood Drive on Thursday, March 2, 2017.
Over one hundred SCVTHS students and staff members were credited with contributing 70 units at the event.

The Health Occupations and HOSA students were involved in the scheduling and coordination of the event, as well as caring for the blood donors during and after their donations. Marla Castillo, a senior in the Health Occupations Program from Bound Brook, described the Blood Drive and said, “Although it was difficult to organize, it was rewarding because it was for a good cause.” Christine Starozytnyk, a junior in the Health Occupations Program from South Bound Brook, went on to add, “I was glad to see students overcoming their fears in order to donate. Being able to assist others while they donated helped us work on our leadership skills and practice our bedside manner.”

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(left to right): SCVTHS Health Occupations students Jenna Molfetta of Bound Brook, Rebeka Quagliato of South Bound Brook, Megan Flores of Bound Brook, and Tiffany Powser of Bridgewater during the SCVTHS Blood Drive.