LRHS recognizes blood drive success

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Mustangs this year continue their life-saving blood donation efforts.

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Blood Donor Honor Roll was released Tuesday following the school’s second blood drive of the year.

The honor roll list consists of 68 students and staff who donated blood to the community just before Thanksgiving Break.

The list is highlighted by LRHS athletic director Kent Ringquist, who has donated nine gallons of blood over the years at Lakewood Ranch.

LRHS keyboard teacher and blood drive committee adviser Rebekah Lester said Mustangs used the occasion to save numerous lives.

“Remember, each donation can save up to three lives, so that means 193 patients could benefit from the lifesaving efforts of blood donors,” she said.   “Every two seconds, someone needs blood. The blood donated at your blood drive will likely be transfused into a patient within 48 to 72 hours. The turnaround is that fast and is that constant.”

LHRS blood drive committee president Chris Georgas, senior, said, “Despite fewer people donating than normal there is still hope for future blood drives.  We still had a good turn out and expect to see more people next drive with students not being as busy, but it was nice to see people show up and donate for the good of the community.”

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