Sioux Falls, SD- Lincoln High School celebrated their 2000th donation of blood since the Community Blood Bank’s bloodmobile began visiting the school in 1992. The blood drive held on Friday, October 28 marked the 43rd blood drive hosted by Lincoln High School’s National Honors Society as well as the collection of over 250 gallons of blood used towards impacting patients’ lives in the Sioux Falls community.
“Lincoln National Honors Society sponsors two blood drives a year in partnership with the Community Blood Bank. The students, faculty and staff are always willing to roll up their sleeves to ensure that blood is available for our community patients, states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. Many of the Lincoln High School students donate blood for the very first time and continue to donate throughout their life, becoming lifelong blood donors. The young donors provide an essential element to the treatment of patients in our community and become silent heroes as they impact lives. The National Honors Society commemorated the special blood drive event by preparing and serving breakfast to those signed up to give blood at the drive.