Photos: St. John Neumann Academy sixth-graders sponsor Red Cross blood drive
The sixth-grade class at St. John Neumann Academy and their teacher, Chris Mishoe, coordinated a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, April 27, 2012 from 1 to 6 p.m. The students promoted the blood drive to parents and teachers throughout the school, distributed promotional posters and flyers, and provided refreshments to the volunteer blood donors. The Red Cross provided the students and their teacher with a Red Cross “staff shirt” to wear during the event, and the Bloodmobile parked in the school’s parking lot.
The students and Mishoe set a goal to have 20 people attend the blood drive. By the end of the day, 27 people came to the blood drive to donate blood, and 24 units of blood were collected. One of the nurses said she was amazed at the steady stream of volunteer donors throughout the day. The most units she had ever seen collected at the Bloodmobile bus was 35 units. This made the students very excited that their blood drive was so successful and that their efforts really could make a difference in their community.
The Red Cross brought a staff of four people and told Mishoe that next time, they’re bringing twice the staff and are looking forward to coming back again next year.
– Submitted by Julia Wharton, Director, St. John Neumann Academy
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