While most high school students spend their free time hanging out with friends or finishing up homework, Sej Sharma is working to save lives by hosting blood drives.
Sej is currently a junior at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, and she has held 3 blood drives through Carter BloodCare so far. “I was elected to be an officer for a medical education club at my high school and quickly became familiar with the incredible cause that Carter BloodCare works towards in saving the lives of people across Texas.”
When asked about her motivation for hosting blood drives, Sej said “Blood is one thing that can’t be artificially produced and something that everyone needs for a healthy life. No person should have to suffer because they can’t get the blood they need.”
With every blood drive she hosts, Sej is helping to show millennials the importance behind blood donations and the need for drive coordinators. And after recently hosting another drive at her school, Sej decided to help establish a tradition to hold an annual blood drive to show support for the people in our community.
“It’s more than just contributing to our community. It instills a sense of commitment and investment into furthering our society in hopes to ensure a better life for everyone,” Sej said.
To no surprise, Sej and some of her fellow students are getting ready for another blood drive they’re hosting! They’re hoping to break the Denton county record they set last year and are leaning on the support of students and people in their community to make it happen.
Look for photos from the Marcus High School Blood Drive on our social media—and wish these students luck! And to host a blood drive of your own, click here.