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GMG High School Blood Drive sets record

March 27, 2014
By Margaret Thomsen , Northern-Sun Print

The GMG High School anatomy students helped sponsor a record setting blood drive on March 14. This was the first time in sixteen years that over 200 donors registered. From 204 registered donors 187 pints of blood were collected.

According to the Blood Center of Iowa that is enough blood to help save 561 lives. There were 43 first time donors and 23 double red units were collected.

Registered donors have steadily climbed in the past four years from 187 donors in 2011 to the 204 in 2014. The double red numbers have doubled from twelve in 2011 to 23 in 2014. One pint of blood can save three peoples lives. The students extend their gratitude to all who helped make this our best blood drive ever at GMG.

Article Photos

GMG Anatomy students worked in conjunction with Mr. Mark Samek to sponsor and organize the 2014 GMG Blood Drive. Anatomy students pictured include: Morgan Gauthier, Jenny Borota, Peyton Mannan, Summer Langenbau, Blood Drip (Bridger Claassen), Caitlin Appelgate Abigail Duden and Olivia Welton.

The Blood Center of Iowa, who runs the event stated that the blood drive at GMG is the largest Class A school sponsored blood drive in Iowa. Chairperson for the blood drive is Mr. Mark Samek. Students who organized the event included: Caitlin Appelgate, Abbie Duden, Peyton Mannan, Bridger Claassen, Olivia Welton, Jennifer Borota, Summer Langenbau, and Morgan Gauthier.



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