Everett High Blood Drive Making a Difference

February 29, 2012


Another good news story we’re happy to share…

Leadership students at Everett High School (EHS) hosted Puget Sound Blood Center in February and received the following thank you from Gayle Richards, Donor Resources Representative. Student-initiated blood drives are a major source of blood for the Center, and Richards’ note indicates more than 100 patients will benefit from EHS student initiative and generosity.

Thank you Everett High School and blood donors – together saving lives!

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, there were 66 volunteer blood donors registered, 45 pints of blood collected, and 41 first time donors! This was another great turnout! A huge thank you to all the donors for sharing your good health.

Because one pint of blood can save up to three lives, approximately 123 patients will benefit from the donations at this blood drive. Thank you to all the donors for taking time out of your day to help those in need. Your efforts will help so many patients. We appreciate you!

Thank you Advisor Rachelle Whitfield and the Leadership students for your tremendous support with the blood drives here. Your dedication is greatly appreciated. Your efforts and support to recruit donors will help so many patients throughout Western Washington in need. Thank you for allowing the Puget Sound Blood Center to come out to use your facilities and for providing a convenient place for donors to give the gift of life. We couldn’t do it without you!

The Puget Sound Blood Center relies solely on volunteer donations to meet the needs of patients in Western Washington. Over 900 donors each weekday are needed to meet the demand. Approximately 50 percent of this supply is due to donations made at mobile campaigns throughout the community. The support from all of you makes this happen!

We look forward to the next blood drive here on Wednesday, May 23, 2012!
Thank you,
Gayle Richards
Donor Resources Representative
Puget Sound Blood Center
2703 Oakes Ave. Everett, WA 98201
P (425) 740-2911 • Toll Free (888) 475-4022
gayler@psbc.org • psbc.org

“Hosting the event was the students’ idea. They not only have helped patients they will never know about, but they have helped 41 first-time donors begin

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2 Responses to “Everett High Blood Drive Making a Difference”

  1. Jessica Says:

    Our turnout of 99 donors 😉
    Out of a 400 wide school- Not bad.

    Arts and Tech High School~

    • Jessica Says:

      We were really proud of the project, it was a nice way to help out! I think we did really well ^^