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Carthage R-9 School District Tops Blood Drive Collections in November

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POSTED ON BEHALF OF CARTHAGE R-9 SCHOOL DISTRICT

Carthage R-9 School District Tops Blood Drive Collections in November

Lori McLerran, Field Representative for the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, reports that 846 units of blood were collected in November in the LifeSavers 12-county territory. Carthage High School topped the list of 23 organizations that hosted a blood drive by donating 130 units, over 15% of the total goal for our area.

Ms. McLerran stated, “You all did a tremendously fabulous job. I am ever so impressed with your heartfelt efforts to reach or exceed your collection goal.” Ms. McLerran expressed her thanks to all participants for helping Community Blood Center of the Ozarks reach 104% of its territory goal.

Carthage High School has supported local blood banks for the past 25 years by providing facilities and volunteers needed to host the blood drives. Two drives are held per year, one in November and another in February. CHS student council members help unload, set up, break down and reload all the equipment. They also provide a canteen area for donors and offer biscuits and gravy as their specialty!

CHS Student Council Advisor James Kinder says, “Around 80% of the blood collected by the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks comes from students, so it is very important that we have good participation from our student body.” Staff and students are encouraged to donate blood regularly and help maintain supplies for the many patients that depend on these services. Being a blood donor is a vital way for Carthage R-9 students and staff to give back to their community.

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