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FCCLA Red Cross Blood Drive Meets Goal

March 03, 2017

The Plainview FCS Classes and FCCLA Chapter hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive on March 2nd 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 out and were busy throughout the day. As the last hour drew near and the goal was close, donors came in to help meet the goal.  It’s impressive and inspiring when talking to donors about why they choose to give blood.  Many give because they personally know some who regularly counts on that blood or know someone who needed the blood and would not have survived without it.  And, those people live in our community today." stated FCCLA Adviser Ronita Jacobsen.  "I believe it’s important to thank everyone, not just the donors. Many people who are unable to donate contribute in a variety of way…covering for a co-worker so they can donate, adjusting schedules, donating food items, setting up and taking down, and offering support in many ways. The elementary students did a good job at becoming “Pint Size Heroes”.  Several of the donations came from donors recruited by an elementary student.  Elementary students who recruited someone will receive a gift from the Red Cross.  They should be commended for their efforts.”  

The next blood drive will be held in June and hosted by the FFA.   Everyone who donated at this drive will be eligible to donate again.   Please plan to attend the Red Cross Blood Drives 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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