Blood Drive Exceeds Expectations
Last Monday, LCA students & faculty donated blood in record numbers at the semi-annual blood drive. In total, 46 units of blood were collected, exceeding projected outcomes by 17 units and ultimately saving the lives of 138 individuals!
The blood drive, organized by Club Med with the help of their advisor, Beth Petty, plays a vital role in Carter BloodCare's collection effort. According to their website, 21% of all donations come from students.
On the drive's success, Ali Ivey, Club Med president, said, “Despite some remaining slots going into the drive, every donation slot was filled. What a true blessing to once again see the giving spirit of the Legacy student body and parent community.”
In a follow up email, Susan Holt, Carter BloodCare Donor Recruiter Consultant, wrote, “Thank you for the continued enthusiasm that Legacy Christian Academy has for this ever so needed community service. We have been struggling for blood donation recently, and this blood drive will help so many patients. It was reported to me that the students were very polite and the student volunteers were a BIG asset to the success of this blood drive.”
“This is a great opportunity for our students start what will hopefully become a life-long habit,” shared Melanie Harmon, Legacy Science chair. Make plans to join Legacy students by marking your calendars today for the spring blood drive, scheduled for Wednesday, April 22.