On May 6, the Elkin High School JROTC hosted their spring blood drive in the EHS Gymnasium.
Cadets, earlier in the week, were directed to ask their classmates, parents and teachers to give blood for a good cause. The cadets helped set up and take down all the equipment for the Red Cross personnel. Some of the cadets acted as escorts for the donors and other cadets operated the “canteen” to provide food and drink to the donors to replenish blood sugar levels.
Seventy-three units of life saving blood were collected. This semi-annual blood drive is one of the service learning projects that all cadets participate in.
The Elkin HS JROTC program extended thanks all the local businesses that donated food and drink to help sponsor the blood drive and everyone who came out to help save a life. Each pint that was donated helped save three lives. It was a great success.