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Blood Drive Meets Goal

The Plainview FCS Classes and FCCLA Chapter hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive on December 9th at Plainview High School.  With a goal set by the Red Cross of 57 donations, the drive met its goal by collecting 58 donations.  “We had a great turn even with cold and flu season upon us. The high number of people who are repeat donors and those who came and donated for the first time is impressive," stated FCCLA Adviser Ronita Jacobsen. "However, it’s not just donors who need to be thanked.  Many people who are unable to donate contribute in a variety of way…covering for a co-worker so they could donate, adjusting schedules, donating food items, setting up and taking down, etc. The elementary students did an amazing job at becoming Pint Size Heros.  Several of the donations came from donors recruited by an elementary student.  Elementary students who recruited someone received a gift from the Red Cross.  They should be commended for their efforts.”  

The next FCCLA blood drive will be held on February 10 from 9-3 pm at the high school.  Everyone who donated whole blood on the 9th will be eligible to donate again.  The seven donors who choose to donate “double reds” will need to wait 16 weeks.  We hope to see you at the FFA Blood Drive in June.  Please plan to attend the February Blood Drive as the total number of donations received also determines the amount of scholarship money provided to our Plainview High School students from the Red Cross.

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