Jefferson County JVS hosts bi-annual blood drive
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio —
The Health Technologies Program at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School was giving back to the community Monday morning with its bi-annual blood drive.
The blood drive is held in conjunction with the American Red Cross. Students in the JVS Health Technologies Program have the opportunity watch and learn, as well as get hands-on experience manning some of the stations a blood drive requires, from registration to the canteen.
Most importantly, they are helping save lives.
"All of our students like to donate for the same reason, we all like to give back to the community,” Said JVS senior Heather Travis. “We all want to help people, and even one unit of blood can save 12 people, so they're really excited."
JVS senior Mackenzie Baker said goals were already being surpassed.
"Our goal was 35 units, and we actually had 45 people sign up, so we are actually doing a lot better than we had hoped,” Baker said.
The JVS Health Technologies Program will hold the second half of the bi-annual blood drive this coming May.