Thursday, December 14, 2017
New Simpson Hill has produced 167 pints of blood and because each pint collected is able to help three people, 501 people have benefited from the student's efforts over the past few years. From left, Addison Kerley, Haleigh Burford, Katie King, Avie Jones and Aubrey Bozarth. Photo provided.

Blood drive planned at New Simpson Hill School

On Oct. 27, Anthony Tinin, Red Cross representative, spoke before the student body at New Simpson Hill School to kick off their 6th annual blood drive. He made it a point to share with the K-8 student body the importance of their role in making the Nov. 17 blood drive a success by inviting people they know to donate blood.

Tinin emphasized to the students that they have a strong role in reaching out to their family members and friends. He shared with the students that over the past five years the drive at New Simpson Hill has produced 167 pints of blood. And because each pint collected is able to help three people, 501 people have benefited from the student’s efforts over the past few years.

The Youth for Christ students host the blood drive each year and have set a goal of 40 pints for this their 6th blood drive. If anyone wishes to come to donate blood, make an appointment by calling the school and asking for Patti McGinnis or by coming to the school on Nov. 17 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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