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FVES 4th Grade AIG Blood Drive

Bryson P., Sophia A. and Mrs. Seighman

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, Fairview’s 4th Grade AIG Class partnered with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.  The CBCC is a local, non-profit organization founded by five area hospital systems in 2002.  Carolinas Healthcare System, Gaston Memorial Hospital and NorthEast Medical Center joined together in an unprecedented collaboration with the shared vision of creating a community blood center that could meet the local need for blood and blood products with a focus on quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness.  Each and every unit of blood donated to CBCC stays here in our community to support local patients.

We had 27 people attend the event and we collected 18 units of blood.  A single blood donation can save 3 local lives. Whole blood is separated into three individual components: platelets, red cells and plasma.  Cancer and cardiac patients are the two largest recipients of blood, and nearly 50% of blood donations are in used in their treatment.

We would like to thank all of our donors for donating their blood and saving a life!  The attached picture is of Bryson P., Sophia A., and our school counselor, Rachel Seighman (Event Coordinator). The two, 4th Grade AIG students, pictured invited three family members to come participate in their blood drive.
 

Written by: Richard Wikfors
Posted: Oct 14, 2013 by Richard Wikfors

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