Broken Arrow High School sponsors a one day blood drive

Wednesday, April 23rd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Broken Arrow High School students lined up Wednesday to give the gift of life. They were also hoping to break a record for blood donations to the American Red Cross.

Last year Broken Arrow sponsored the largest single-day blood drive in the southwest region, collecting 331 units of blood. Their goal was to surpass that record Wednesday. 462 students had signed up to support not only the war effort but also other needs.

Student council members say it feels good to help. Sara Hudson with the Broken Arrow High Student Council, "I know we haven't had too many casualties, but just to know we can help out with Memorial Day and prom, that usually cause accidents, to be able to help out those people."

Each unit of blood donated can serve three people