Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO
  • Giving the gift of life

  • FCCLA hosted a blood drive Monday morning. Find out more about the event here.
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  • Not only was this the first time in three years that Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) hosted a blood drive, but it was also a record breaking blood drive for Macon High School.
    FCCLA hosted its blood drive Monday morning in the Macon High School gymnasium and had 108 students donate. According to early childhood teacher Natalie Jemes, that is a record number of donations.
    "We just have very giving students," said Jemes. "Giving blood is such a needed thing and is something I am always ready to do."
    For Timothy Brittinghan, giving was exactly why he participated. "It just makes me feel good to give back," said Brittinghan.
    And due to the snow storms, many blood drives were canceled causing the American Red Cross to lose a total of 4,400 units of blood and platelets in February.
    "It's a really good time for the community to come out," said Jemes.
    "Plus it is fun," said donator Jessica Young. "I like to think I can help save three lives."
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