HOSA students organize blood drive at school

September 1, 2013 

From left, Holly Springs High School students Kelly Forbis, Mildred “Millie” Perez and Mohammad Omary led a blood drive at their school.


Holly Springs High School’s chapter of Health Occupations Students of America coordinated a blood drive last spring at the school that brought in 176 units of blood.

Heading the blood drive committee were seniors Mildred “Millie” Perez and Mohammad Omary. Kelly Forbis, a junior at the time of the drive was an “intern,” learning the ropes so she can lead a similar drive this school year. They handled planning and coordination of the event with Rex Blood Services and registered donors ahead of the event.

On the day of the drive, with two Rex blood Bloodmobiles parked behind the school, HOSA volunteers checked in donors (mostly juniors and seniors, along with a few teachers and parents) and escorted them through the entire process.

The drive registered 241 donors, and the 176 units that were collected potentially will allow blood transfusions for 450-500 people.

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