Correction: The blood drive is April 8th.
There is a Lifeshare blood drive at Red River High on April 8th. Lifeshare spokesman Philip Maxfield said, “This is a drive open to the public. A bus will be parked in the front parking lot. People are urged to sign up in advance for the blood drive.
There is an ice bucket challenge at Red River. If 24 units are collected an ice-bath will be enjoyed by both the Lifeshare representative and JROTC unit commander Col. Mark Duffield. School Principal JC Dickey will also be given an ice bath if the school record of 33 units of blood is broken.
Other recent blood drives have been successful for Lifeshare. Maxfield said, “We had a great blood drive recently at Riverdale Academy. Thank you for all of the students, staff, and the community for supporting Riverdale Academy’s blood drive. We collected 21 units of blood which matches the school’s record.”
There is a blood drive scheduled in a couple of weeks at Social Springs Baptist Church. Maxfield said, “This drive is on April 11 from 9a to 1p and it’s to benefit Aaliyah Alford who’s fighting leukemia at St. Jude’s in Memphis. For each unit of blood collected, LifeShare Blood Center will donate $15 to the Alford family to help cover Aaliyah’s medical/travel expenses. Pastor James Hester is leading the drive for the church.”