After a harsh winter, blood supplies were extremely low. To combat this,
Meridian Township held one of their three yearly American Red Cross blood drives Thursday in the municipal building. Meridian resident Jean Eddy donates as regularly as she is able because it makes her feel good to give back to her community, she said. Eddy has O-negative blood and feels obligated to frequently donate since there is a great demand for her blood type. The blood collected in the Red Cross drives is sent to hospitals in the area unless there is a large surplus, which rarely happens this time of year, American Red Cross registered nurse Jodie Miller said.
MASON—The Mason Kiwanis and Golden K clubs hosted a Red Cross blood drive Feb. 21 and brought in a large crowd of Mason residents. The Kiwanis and Kiwanis Golden K held the blood drive at St. James Catholic Church at 1010 S. Lansing Street. The event, held every 56 days, aims to bring together citizens from Mason in order to raise blood for the Red Cross.
MASON — Eighty Mason High School students put aside their fear of needles, blood and missed class to help save a life on Feb. 28. The American Red Cross along with six MHS student senate members set up at 6 a.m. and tore down at 2:45 p.m. The Student Senate hosted this blood drive, and it was the second of three that it hosts every year. Twelve S.S members worked the drive throughout the day. Kathy Omillian, MHS Student Senate Advisor, said these blood drives are only open to the student body and staff because of school security issues.