Continuing our partnership with the American Red Cross, the San Diego Job Corps students and staff donated 67 pints of blood at the September 28th center blood drive. The amount collected exceeded the 60 pints donated in June.
“It was an awesome blood drive yesterday,” stated Carina Kagan, Donor Recruiter for the Red Cross. “We literally had to turn students away with the time frame we had for donations. Since each pint can save up to three lives, the wonderful students and staff saved the lives of 201 strangers. From newborns to patients battling cancer, to car accident victims and more, the awesome folks as Job Corps did it without blinking an eye”.
Job Corps Student Government (SGA) Specialist Claudia Chavez praised SGA students and other student volunteers for their enthusiasm and hard working in educating prospective donors about the need for donations and for signing people up prior to the event. “It was a hot day and it was amazing to see all of the volunteers and donors working and waiting patiently to help others,” Claudia stated. “I’m always impressed with the way our center gives back to others; whether it be blood drives, community volunteer service, or fundraisers to aid victims of natural disasters anywhere in the world. We’re already making plans for another blood drive before the end of the school year”.