La Salle Students Donate Blood for Philippine Typhoon Victims

Published : Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | 3:52 PM

Ninety-one presenting donors from La Salle High School participated in American Red Cross’ blood drive for Philippine typhoon victims last Thursday, November 14.

Nicole McAdam, Senior Account Manager of American Red Cross, said the organization was able to collect blood donations from 81 students, which is 133 percent of the anticipated donations.

“It was great to see LaSalle High School blood donation potential yesterday,” McAdam said. “I’ve been at the American Red Cross for almost nine years and we have never collected so much blood at [La Salle].”

McAdam noted that there will be future blood drive projects between Red Cross and La Salle.

“For our spring blood drive, I promise to being more resources so we can get our blood donors through a lot quicker,” McAdam said.

The American Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers to perform its mission to shelter, feed and provide emotional support to victims of disasters and to supply 40 percent of the nation’s blood.

Those who want to help can go to www.redcross.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS to donate to typhoon relief. People can also mail in a donation to their local Red Cross chapter. Gifts to the American Red Cross will support the disaster relief efforts to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

La Salle High School is located at 3880 East Sierra Madre Blvd. For more information, call (626) 351-8951 or visit http://www.lasallehs.org.

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