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Smiths Station High School Triumphs in Blood Drive Competition

Mar 21, 2024 08:51AM ● By Desi Phillips

Smiths Station High School emerged as the victor in a recent blood drive competition hosted by WLTZ NBC 38 and LifeSouth Blood Centers. The event celebrated the power of collective effort in saving lives.

Dr. Cook and Racheal, representatives from Smiths Station High School, stood alongside Bill Evans from WLTZ NBC 38 and Melinda from LifeSouth Blood Centers. Smiths Station High School had clinched victory, securing a $700 grant from LifeSouth Blood Centers.

But the story doesn’t end there. NBC, recognizing the significance of this achievement, stepped up to match the grant dollar for dollar. Their additional contribution of $700 amplifies the impact of Smiths Station’s win.

Now, more than ever, we need everyday heroes—ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You can be one of them. Here’s your call to action: Donate blood with LifeSouth Blood Centers. Your pint of blood can save up to three lives. It’s a simple act that has a profound impact. Visit their website or find a local blood drive to contribute to this life-saving cause.

Blood cannot be manufactured; it relies on the generosity of donors. Local hospitals depend on blood supplies to perform surgeries, treat trauma cases, and support patients during critical moments. Yet, less than 10 percent of eligible individuals donate annually. By giving blood, you become part of a compassionate network, ensuring that someone’s darkest hour is met with hope and healing.

Smiths Station High School’s victory isn’t just about dollars—it’s about compassion, community, and the shared belief that every drop of blood matters. Let’s follow their lead. Roll up your sleeve, make a difference, and be a hero. Because when we give, we don’t just donate blood; we donate life.