BLHS STUDENTS Kayla Christiensen and Jessica Rampersaud donating blood.

Blood Drive held at High School

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Dakota Woolhouse
The Big Lake High School hosted a Red Cross blood drive Thursday. The event was organized by the Youth Development Youth Services (YDYS) and Leos, and was held in the wrestling room. The Red Cross supervisor Matt Seminitis said that, “40 units of blood were donated today”. 
Matt has worked with the Red Cross for 10 years volunteering. 
Students Kayla Christiensen and Jessica Rampersaud both decided to give blood because it was for a “good cause”. Youth Development Youth Services and the Leos has organized this event for the past four years. Members involved in the organization have given blood in the past. 
YDYS member Justine Johnson said, “ I’ve given eight times before”. 
The blood donated at the event will certainly benefit those who are in need of transfusions. 
The Red Cross hosts more than 200,000 blood drives a year, and the blood gathered at events such as this one totals 15.7 million donations a year in the U.S.
 

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