Reggie Fan, ‘18, gives blood during Country Day’s first blood drive, which was organized by current senior Leonardo Eisner de Eisenhof, on May 18, 2018. (Photo by Jacqueline Chao)

Second American Red Cross blood drive set for Friday, Dec. 14

Partnering with the American Red Cross, senior Leonardo Eisner de Eisenhof is hosting the second annual blood drive in the Benvenuti Gym on Friday, Dec. 14.

Anyone 17 years old or older — as well as anyone 16 years old with parent permission — can donate.

“You can save up to three lives with the pint of blood that you donate,” Eisner de Eisenhof said. “It’s an easy process. It takes less than an hour in and out of the gym.”

After 27 pints of blood were donated last year, Eisner de Eisenhof said his goal for this year is 42.

“This year, we have more people signed up and more (Red Cross) staff coming,” Eisner de Eisenhof said. “We can save a few more lives than last time.”

Last year, junior Kaitlyn Canepa wasn’t old enough to donate.

“I turned 16 over the summer, so I am excited to participate this year,” Canepa said. “I think it’s really cool that my donation could potentially save someone’s life.”

Many students like Canepa have already made appointments, which Eisner encourages even though walk-ins are “doable,” he said.

Eisner de Eisenhof added that this may not be the last blood drive this school year.

“I want to get two events in this year,” Eisner de Eisenhof said. “So hopefully, there’s another drive later this spring.”

For more information, contact Eisner at

—By Jackson Crawford

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