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By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

GHS Students Push to Aid Red Cross

 

February 27, 2019

Jill Page / For the Courier

Lylie Foster, a junior at Glasgow High School, donated blood during the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Feb. 19.

The American Red Cross Blood Drive made a stop at the Glasgow High School on Feb. 19, allowing everyone the opportunity to donate blood in order to save lives.

According to JMG advisor and GHS teacher Jill Page, a total of 51 people donated blood. GHS senior Natosha Sand was crowned the donor champion with a donation time of 3.23 and second-place went to senior Ben Miller with a donation time of 3.25.

During this event, there were 35 usable pints collected and 14 deferrals, which are individuals who donated blood however their donation was not eligible to be used based on criteria used to protect the health and safety of not only the donor but the future transfusion recipient. According to Page, 14 deferrals is quite a few non-usable blood donation, further stating one thing people need to keep in mind when planning to donate for future drives is their travel plans, as traveling outside of the country can affect the eligibility to donate blood.

The Red Cross Blood Drive crew who administered the drive stated Glasgow High School is one of the best schools they go to as everyone is so nice, polite and easy to work with.

 

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