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Save lives by giving blood at Fike High

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A headline we’d love to see: “Fike students save 1,500 lives.”

Due to the diligent efforts of Fike High School students, staff and the people who support them, just last year enough was donated to provide life-giving blood for up to 1,500 individuals.

All academic departments of the school pitch in to make this the most successful one-day high school blood drive in the entire country. However, this year we are in need, more than ever, of community donors. Whether you are an annual donor or are considering donating for the first time, please come to Fike High School’s gymnasium on Thursday, March 12 anytime from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Our student volunteers are at the gym at 5:30 am getting ready for you! They, together with Red Cross staff and Fike teachers, work in tandem to ensure you can get in and out as quickly as possible. You may also register online at www.redcross.org and follow the “Give Blood” link.

We hope to make this another banner year event and continue the Wilson County tradition of caring and sharing the gift of life with our neighbors and fellow citizens.

Tom Haitema

Wilson

The writer is a teacher at Fike High School.

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