SSHS Gives the Gift of Life
With Thursday Blood Drive
by: Bobby McDonald
"I'm extremely proud of the response that our students have made in giving the gift of life!" stated Debbie Stinson, Coordinator of this year's Cater Bloodcare Student Drive. "The students know the critical need for blood with the recent tornadoes in Alabama, Kentucky, and other areas of the country and realize how fortunate we hare here in Hopkins County to be blessed with good health and wellbeing!"
Students and teachers at the high school were making lines and taking their turns at giving the lifesaving "liquid" that will help save lives of those needing blood transfusions, on Thursday. Some 136 students had signed up for the "single draw" donations and an additional 41 students had qualified for the "double-draw" effort, where additional blood plasma is taken.
"I wanted to do my part!" advised Rye Kelly, an Eagle Scout and student at Sulphur Springs High School, as he made his double-draw donation. "It's part of doing what you can to help others and being thankful for the many blessings that you've been given. None of us know when we might need the same gift in our own lives!"
SSISD also received an award for having the highest percentage of students who gave blood in last year's effort, from Carter Bloodcare!
These students display the award that SSHS received for last year's drive.