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GMG Blood Drive a success By: Margaret Thomsen

April 6, 2012
Northern-Sun Print
The GMG Anatomy II class sponsored the annual blood drive for the area. The drive was held in conjunction with the Blood Center of Iowa. Blood Center officials say that one pint of blood can save three lives. The 2012 drive at GMG has the potential to save up to 522 people who need transfusions. In 2010 the units of blood donated were128. In 2011 the total grew to 141 units and the total for 2012 is an amazing 174. The Anatomy II students are in charge of contacting blood donors, comprising a schedule, running the very important “snack station” and making sure the drive runs smoothly. Plus, the students do their part by becoming a donor. This year there were 51 first time donors. Instructor for the Anatomy II Class is Mr. Mark Samek. The Blood Center of Iowa said the blood drive at GMG is the largest Class A school-sponsored blood drive in Iowa. The blood drive went very smoothly with the help of the nurses from the blood center and the GMG students and staff.

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The GMG gym was transformed into a medical facility as teh GMG Anatomy II Class conducted the 2012 blood drive. The phot shows the registration area and in the back are a group of donors are shown. A total of 174 units of blood were donated.



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