Organizing Solanco High School's blood drives has become a tradition passed down from one small group of students to another.
Rachel Johnson and Gabi Dolan planned the most recent drive, which was held in the chorus room on May 30.
Johnson and Dolan took over for their friends Montana Lockhart and Aubree Roop.
"They taught us the ropes and passed the torch," Dolan said.
Now it's Johnson's and Dolan's turn to recruit their replacements.
The new organizers will work with Johnson and Dolan during the fall blood drive then be on their own in the spring.
Solanco holds at least two blood drives a school year, sometimes three.
"It just seems like something that needs to be done," Johnson said. "We want to help people get blood."
Fifty students signed up to donate in the two days prior to the drive.
Lancaster General Hospital provides the phlebotomists and receives the blood.
Donating blood is also a tradition for some Solanco students. Senior Kelsie Simpkins gave blood at school for the fifth time.
"I enjoy giving blood," Simpkins said. "They say you can save at least three lives."
Simpkins admits to being a bit apprehensive initially but is now a pro. "The first time I was nervous but I don't get nervous anymore," she said.