Burbank students roll up their sleeves for blood drive

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Kapree Davis, a Burbank senior, gets her blood pressure taken by Melissa Hart a phlebotomist from Bloodsource.

Luther Burbank High School students donated 125 pints of blood last Friday during a blood drive sponsored by the school’s Medical and Health Sciences Small Learning Community in partnership with Bloodsource. 

This is the 11th year the campus has sponsored a blood drive, and this year’s successful effort resulted in the donation of five more pints of blood than last year’s record-setting amount.

“The kids’ willingness to give blood is significant, knowing that no one can make blood,” said Cary Farley, lead teacher of the Medical and Health Sciences Small Learning Community. “There is a significant need for it in the community.”

Students in Farley’s health classes canvassed junior and senior classes, soliciting blood donations and answering questions. Farley added, “The kids are more likely to be life-long donors.”