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Union Catholic held its annual Spring Blood Drive on Tuesday

By Jim Lambert
Union Catholic hosted its annual Spring Blood Drive on Tuesday in the main foyer of the school.
This was the second and final Blood Drive of the school year hosted by Union Catholic.
Students, staff, parents, alumni and members of the UC Community all took part in this great cause, which was held in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services.

Union Catholic seniors who donated blood will be eligible to wear a red cord at graduation in May.
“We get a lot of great support from the whole UC Community for the Blood Drive as alumni, students, parents, and faculty all come together,’’ said Mr. Ed Thornton, the Blood Drive moderator. “It’s part of the whole idea of Social Justice and giving back, and everyone in the UC Community jumps on board to help out."
Mrs. Rosalie Intartaglia, a member of Union Catholic’s faculty, gives blood whenever she gets the chance.
“It’s our responsibility to help save lives,’’ said Mrs. Intartaglia. “What I love about it is that you are helping people that you will never meet, and it’s such an easy thing to do. And I love that our school does this. It’s important for our students to know that they can make a difference.’’
UC junior Paola Cotto said making a difference is a great feeling.
“I wanted to give blood because I want to be able to help people in need and possibly save a life,’’ said Cotto, who lives in Elizabeth. “It feels good to know that I am helping the community and doing something positive. I love the fact that our school does these blood drives because it gives a chance to make a difference.''

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