High School Hosts Successful Blood Drive

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Students stopped to stare at the caravan of eight “bloodmobiles” in the Duncanville High School parking lot, filled with workers from Carter BloodCare.  The non-profit organization held one of its three annual blood drives at the school on Wednesday, September 5.

Carter BloodCare consultant Joe Fowler was pleased with the results, which included total donations of just under 100 units (one unit is approximately one pint) of blood from 167 students and a handful of DHS staff.

“We’re pretty thrilled with the participation, especially considering it’s only the second week of school.”  Fowler explains that the organization must gather a total of 1,000 units of blood daily just to maintain current commitments to medical centers in our area.  DHS supplied about a tenth of their needed donations for the day.

 

This year, Carter BloodCare is doing something special to recognize high school seniors who donate blood.  Each senior who makes two donations during the year will receive a red cord to be worn at Commencement in June.

Pictured making donations are juniors and best friends Michelle Aguirre and Melissa Carmona.