Every year, the Forrest County AHS HOSA puts on a blood drive with United Blood Drive Service, a nonprofit community blood center, to provide blood for local areas. Students from around the school and the local community come and donate blood, plasma, and platelets for he local hospitals in need. This year, the blood drive took place on October 2017. We had a very successful turnout with the students, collecting 52 units. Year One and Two students assisted the donor’s with getting signed in and taking their information so they can donate, along with helping the workers prepare the field for the contributors. The students got to participate in gaining more knowledge on the process of blood donating and the importance of giving back to the community.
Submitted by Olivia McCrary