Jamestown High School hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on Nov. 3 and Nov. 5, which collected 29 units of blood products for patients in need.
Twenty-seven individuals volunteered to donate blood, and 25 individuals were able to donate at the drive. Two donors gave Power Red Cells (2RBC), which collects two units of red blood cells while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution to the donor. Twelve people volunteered for the first time.
Vitalant expressed its gratitude to Ken Gardner, who coordinated the drive, and student council which sponsored the blood drive, as well as others who assisted the day of the drive: Gavin Haut, Lauryn Hibl, Liv Frohlich and Chandlar Rott.
Vitalant strives to keep a five-day supply of every blood type on the shelf at all times to be able to meet the needs of patients across the region. Vitalant is the only blood provider to nearly 70 hospitals across the region.