Discovery High School’s National Honor Society hosted a blood drive for the Community Blood Center in the DHS gymnasium on Tuesday, March 10th. The drive was previously scheduled for February 24th, but it had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather. Those who participated received a free T-shirt and helped a DHS senior receive a scholarship from the Community Blood Center.
Now DHS still needs your help! According to the Community Blood Center, they are currently experiencing extremely low blood levels due to the cold and inclement weather in February, and DHS was only able to obtain 24 units of blood during this last blood drive. Several people were deferred for various reasons, and currently a senior will only receive a $500 scholarship, due to the limited amount of blood collected. It’s possible for that scholarship to grow to $750, if enough donors report to the Community Blood Center at 2217 US Highway 70 SE in Hickory. Anyone who goes to the center to donate should give them the following code: 51101-12638. DHS needs such willing volunteers to donate blood by March 31st to count towards their drive.
If anyone does go to donate at the center, they can send coordinator and DHS teacher Luann Walker an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so that she can make sure their units count. DHS appreciates any support they can possibly receive! For more information about the Community Blood Center, visit their website at the following link: www.cbcc.us.