Students, staff, and family members donated 285 units of blood at three LifeShare Community Services blood drives organized by the allied health sciences students this year at the Lorain County JVS.
As an incentive, LifeShare Community Blood Services donates $500 to the JVS for every 35 units of blood collected.
These funds are used to award student scholarships. There has been $4,000 in scholarship money raised through these efforts for the Class of 2016.
The JVS Educational Foundation has provided red donor cords for those who donated to wear at their graduation ceremonies.
“We are proud of our students and staff members for their commitment to the blood bank,” said JVS allied health sciences instructor Susan Wallace. “We provide a wonderful community service to the Blood Bank and the scholarship money is a tremendous help to our graduating seniors.”