Blood drive nets 50 pints

Published 12:11 am Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fifty pints of blood were collected on a goal of 60 with 72 people participating, including students, facility, staff and members of the community, in a recent blood drive sponsored by Plymouth High School’s Health Occupations Students of America chapter.

One pint can help as many as four different people in need of blood or blood products.

Charlie Gregory Moore Jr., a PHS student and American Red Cross committee chairman, said, “I chose to support the American Red Cross for my senior project because being on the North Carolina HOSA state officer team, I was afforded the opportunity to meet real people that actually benefited from the work sponsored by the ARC. In the summer of 2011, during state officer training, we visited an ARC center in Greensboro. While there, we learned hands-only CPR, and we helped pack boxes for shipment to areas in need of disaster relief. The items included toilet paper, personal-care items, clothing, nonperishable foods and water.