Blood Drive sets record


Students and teachers gather at the Kerr gym to donate blood and plasma.

Students set a record Oct. 29 by donating 119 pints of blood at the Fall Blood Drive.

That amount could save more than 420 lives, according to school nurse Carol Wiley. This was the best blood drive ever in the history of the school, she added.

“It was a good turn out for the blood drive,” she said, adding that only 18 were deferred, or not allowed to donate.

Seniors who donated blood in the blood drive and are planning to donate again in the spring blood drive will receive a blood-red honor cord to wear at graduation.