High School Students Make Two Blood Drives Huge Successes

The student council of Greenville High School sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, March 25 in the school gym. One hundred individuals registered, with 77 units of whole blood and 6 units of red blood cells being collected. The Red Cross had set a goal for the council of 57 units. Zack Eckols, Dalton Kuhn, and Anthony Lombard each donated two units of red blood cells. There were 39 first-time donors. The drive set a record for Greenville High School.

The Mulberry Grove FFA Chapter also sponsored a blood drive March 25 in the Mulberry Grove High School Industrial Arts Room. Fifty-five prospective donors registered, with 46 productive units collected. Collecting 34 units was the goal set by the Red Cross. Jim Blankenship was awarded a nine-gallon pin and Tracy Smith was presented a three-gallon pin. Blood-drop pins were presented to Chandler Mosley, Jack Criner, Brandon Niepert, Les Jernigan, Shelby Edwards, Zach Weaver, Dalton Crisman, and Brandon Atkinson as first-time donors.