You might remember Sej Sharma, the student who has been changing lives by hosting blood drives at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, from last month’s blog. The students at Marcus High School had yet another blood drive on May 17, and they’re continuing to inspire us with their drive to save lives.
At last month’s blood drive, Sej and her peers welcomed a variety of donors ranging from fellow students and teachers to parents and other community members. However, students made up the largest portion of donors who came through the door that day.
“Students typically make up the majority of our drives, and that helps us build school pride while contributing to our society,” Sej said.
In total, the drive brought in 215 donors and enough units to help more than 600 people across the community.
When Sej heard how many people they helped by hosting a drive, she said “I don’t see the estimate as a number. My peers and I helped 609 people. People in our community. That’s worth more than anything else!”
The students at Marcus High School are not only helping the community blood supply, they’re also showing the community that anyone can host a blood drive. There are no qualifications to save lives other than the willingness to work with a Carter BloodCare representative to arrange a location for the blood drive. At Carter BloodCare, we’re ready and willing to work with anyone who wants to step forward to help patients in need.
“I would consider my drive successful, but I would consider any drive successful. Hosting a blood drive will always be a success because if you can help one person, then you’ve given someone the opportunity to become healthy,” Sej said.
When we meet drive coordinators like the students at Marcus High School, we know that the future of blood donation is bright. To host your own blood drive, click here.