On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, students, teachers, and staff at Smithfield-Selma High School (SSS) saved lives.
The SSS chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) collaborated with the American Red Cross to obtain blood donations. Many students, teachers, and staff members answered this call to help serve their community.
According to the America Red Cross, patients with cancer, leukemia, heart disease, and other serious illnesses may need blood transfusions to survive. Victims of accidents and other traumas will also require blood. Natural and man-made disasters can increase the demand for blood, causing regional blood shortages. Any donations can help make the difference between life and death.
Dr. Yarasheski, the SSS adviser for HOSA, said, "I am very proud of our HOSA members who helped sign up donors. We saved untold lives during our blood drive."