Every year the Hettinger FBLA chapter holds a community blood drive.
The Blood Drive committee met with Linda Ehli, a United Blood Services Representative, the first week of December to discuss details of the project which was held on January 27, 2015.
Over the course of the next month and a half, committee members called over 100 community members asking them to make an appointment to donate blood. Nearly all appointments were filled by the time of blood drive and they were also able to accommodate the many walk-in appointments as well. The FBLA chapter and the HHS FACS classes provided refreshments and homemade goods for the donors.
FBLA members greeted potential donors at the door and assisted the United Blood Services team with various tasks throughout the day. At the end of the day, there were 36 procedures and 48 products delivered, including 12 doubles. FBLA exceeded their goals!
Blood is in high demand in the winter months when there is a shortage of blood drives. United Blood Services always expresses immense thanks for the FBLA blood drive held annually in the month of January. FBLA committee chairperson, Sam Reuther, wishes to thank all of the donors who came and supported the Hettinger FBLA chapter and United Blood Services!