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36 Brave Donors Step Up at Blood Drive

Friday, March 31, 2017

american red cross bloodmobile outside a campusMore than three dozen brave donors showed up to give blood at the American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive on Thursday, March 30. There was a mix of seasoned donors and first-timers. The Red Cross collected 30 units of blood, which has the potential to save nearly 100 lives. Fourteen volunteers helped make the event run smoothly. The Student Council organized the event. 

"For a relatively small school, Landmark has been a leader in the North Shore when it comes to school blood drives. The need for blood is a constant battle for the Red Cross. As a community, we can continue to spread the word through educating and encouraging our faculty and students to participate in the blood drive," said Mr. Chhu, who helped run the blood drive. "Today, we had several first-time donors who were extremely nervous. I was so proud of them for showing up and donating despite their qualms; they even reported that it was not nearly as bad as they imagined and that they were glad to have contributed. We need more donors with that same attitude!"

Many thanks to all who participated.