Sunday, June 14, 2009

Red Cross Thanks Local Schools

The American Red Cross has given thanks to three schools in Putnam County for helping make this year's collection efforts a success. Red Cross Spokesperson Joette Phillips says that Sycamore Elementary School sponsored a blood drive which brough in 24 productive units of blood, and because each blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives, Sycamore staff and students helped as many as 72 hospital patients. The same multiplier was used for Monterey High School, which donated 35 units and saved up to 105 hospital patients. The staff and students at Baxter Elementary School sponsored two blood drives, bringing in 46 units, benefitting 138 patients.