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December 7, 2013

Central students donate 64 blood units

THOMASVILLE — Area blood center OneBlood visited Thomas County Central High School on Tuesday for a blood drive.

The start of the drive was slow, organizers said, but as the day went on more students came to give donations.

“Blood donations at the December Thomas County Central High School drive mean a lot to patients in need of blood transfusions for emergencies, surgeries, traumas, cancer treatments or even newborn babies, especially during the holiday season,” Betty Roberts, media and public relations manager of OneBlood Inc., said. “One volunteer donation may save up to three lives.”

The blood drive collected about 64 units.

Student blood donations help hospital patients in Thomas, Mitchell, Brooks and Grady counties, Roberts said.

“By participating in blood drives as high school students, it is hopeful that they learn the importance of blood donations, giving back to the community and becoming a life long blood donor,” she said. “There is no substitute for blood.”

Kirsten Heaton, a TCCHS junior, said Tuesday’s drive was her second time donating blood.

“(I donate) Because it helps save lives,” she said.

Blood drives are scheduled every eight weeks.

To learn more about blood supply needs, special promotions or to make an appointment, visit the website www.oneblood.org or call the Thomasville center at 228-9980.

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