leadership class earns first blood partner status with the Red Cross | Community

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Taft High School Leadership Class has been recognized by the American Red Cross as one of its Top Blood Partners for 2021, a prestigious honor, for its support of the community and the national blood supply.

Last year, Taft High ASB worked with the Red Cross to collect 47 units of blood donations as part of its deep-rooted commitment to help save the lives of patients facing disease and injury in this community. and across the country.

Taft High junior and Vice President of the Executive Council, Kimberly Alcaraz-Camarena, was in charge of the campaign and is proud to be part of the mission of the Red Cross which helps to ensure that vital blood is available for hospital patients. in need.

“Our students share the same humanitarian value in helping our community and we are grateful to have the opportunity to organize blood drives organized by students who are doing just that here in our community,” said Nichole Le Sage, counselor Taft High ASB.

Every day, volunteer blood and platelet donors across the country are needed to help save lives. According to the Red Cross, blood and platelets are needed for accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.

Blood drive scheduled for March 17

Taft High ASB will hold a Red Cross blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 17 at Taft High School. Community members are encouraged to come out and roll up their sleeves. All new student donors receive a free t-shirt to commemorate their donation and may even have the chance to meet the Taft Tiger.

“We encourage the community to join us on March 17 to give the gift of life. The donation process only takes about an hour and can make a huge difference to a patient struggling with illness or injury,” said Kimberly Alcaraz-Camarena.

Donors of all blood groups are needed. Blood is a perishable product that can only come from voluntary blood donors.

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