Students commit for life for blood donations
Alto High School participates in The Blood Center East Texas’ Power of Life high school blood drive program. Students are equipped with the skills to host blood drives.
The program educates them on the importance of donating blood. The school obtained the Commits for Life status by agreeing to host four blood drives per school year.
Benefits of participating in The Power of Life include opportunities for students to win scholarships, opportunities for the school to earn funds for Project Graduation or Project Prom, t-shirts for all donors and leadership training from The Blood Center, and community service hours for students involved in planning blood drives.
Alto High School achieved the gold-level for Commit for Life groups last year and as a result, was honored at “A Celebration of Life” awards luncheon in February.
They received a “Path for Success” Award for their commitment to helping save lives. The school was represented by Holley Huddleston, D’Marcus Tyler and Courtney Marshall, chairperson.
The Blood Center East Texas is asking its donors to Commit for Life. It takes three simple steps: donate once per quarter; allow The Blood Center to contact you; and spread the word, encouraging others to Commit for Life.
The Blood Center East Texas is the primary supplier of blood products to hospitals and healthcare facilities in the six counties surrounding Lufkin and Nacogdoches. Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health.
For additional information, call (888) 433-1733 or visit the website at www.givebloodet. org
The Blood Center East Texas, an affiliate of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, is an independent, nonprofit blood center and is not affiliated with the American Red Cross.