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Benjamin Carson hosts 7th annual blood drive

Benjamin Carson High School’s Red Cross Club hosted the seventh annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Oct. 31.

The Red Cross Club is an organization that provides for the community. 

Students at least 16 years old and faculty participated in the drive in the Physical Training room.

Mahbuba Sumiya, secretary of the Red Cross Club, said one pint of blood saves three people’s lives. 

Some teachers offered extra credit for students that participated. 

“I can’t lie, the extra credit is why I am giving blood,” BCHS senior William Newson said.

Extra credit motivated other students as well.  

“The extra credit did help motivate me, but I really wanted to help the community,” BCHS senior Bassam Alasri said.

“It’s a chance for us to help the community,” said Linda Bradlin, anatomy teacher and head of the blood drive. “The blood drive made me realize the importance of blood in our body,” she said. 


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