Nadia Gandhi – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Blood Drive Committee partnered with Suncoast Blood Centers to host a successful blood drive on Thursday.

The blood drive was from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium foyer.

Suncoast Blood Centers is a blood bank that donates blood to local hospitals such as Sarasota Memorial, Manatee Memorial, Blake Medical Center, and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

Committee Vice-President Olivia Heim oversaw the blood drive, and believed it went well.

“This final blood drive went smoothly, and I am hopeful that many people donate over the summer to continue their passions for donating blood,” Heim said.

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Junior Erika Gonsalves had a wonderful experience donating blood for the first time.

“All of the staff were very nice, and they made me feel at ease,” Gonsalves said.

This was the final blood drive for the 22-23 school year.