Marvin Ridge High School’s Red Cross Club recently held a blood drive on Thursday, December 13th. This blood drive was very beneficial to the American Red Cross, which is currently going through a severe blood shortage. Due to Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence, the Red Cross had to cancel about 5,000 drives, which affected many individuals who rely on blood donations. The Red Cross Club thanks all of the students and adults who donated blood at the drive. Due to their generosity, the American Red Cross collected 76 units of blood.
To encourage students to donate blood, the school’s Red Cross Club held a $25 Chick-fil-A Card drawing for student donors. One boy and one girl each received a gift card. Malvika Choudhari, president of the Red Cross Club, appreciates the kindness of all the individuals who donated blood at the blood drive. She says, “Donating blood is one of the best ways to give back to society because donors are giving the gift of life. They are changing the lives of their recipients and the lives of their loved ones.” Marvin Ridge’s Red Cross club will be holding their next blood drive on February 22nd, 2019 and they encourage all eligible donors to sign up. Each donation saves three lives and has a lasting impact on the recipient.
To schedule a life-saving blood donation, visit RedCrossBlood.org; call 1-800-RED-CROSS or download the Red Cross Blood Donor App available through the App StoreSM and Google PlayTM.