Bloodmobile comes close to goal at school
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile held at Chase County Schools last week netted 60 units of blood, just short of the 65 unit goal. The Student Council organized the event.
School Nurse Angie Paisley said 66 people donated blood, with five then deferred and one having an insufficient quantity of blood.
There were 15 first time donors, Paisley said, all students. The donors were split evenly between students and adults, she noted, mainly school staff.
However, Paisley said, “We appreciate the public that stopped in and helped us toward our goal.”
A student council member will receive a scholarship from the Red Cross for helping with the Bloodmobile. The school must host three Bloodmobiles to qualify.
Depending upon the units of blood collected over the three Bloodmobiles, the student could receive a scholarship of between $250 and $1,000.
The next Bloodmobile at CCS will be Jan. 6, 2010, followed by one March 18, 2010.