A Sept. 15 workshop in Mountain Grove, Mo., offered fun activities designed to teach the basics of hosting a blood drive and how to rev-up your collections.
There was plenty of interaction with students from across the Ozarks, brainstorming new ideas. The workshop was named "56 Days Later," the time required between donations.
Thayer student leaders attending the workshop were: Shelby Simpson, FCCLA and vice president of Student Council; Emily Eckman, Beta club chair of community involvement and junior student council representative; Ashley Steed, fundraising coordinator of Beta club; and Courtney Hargrove, vice president of FCCLA and junior class student council representative.
"We learned many ways to promote and put on a blood drive. It was a very helpful workshop, since we are hosting several blood drives this year."
Student organizations are responsible for local blood drives through out the school year: Student Council holds drives in May and November, Beta Club holds a drive in August and the FCCLA is responsible for a blood drive in January.
The CBCO.org Web site indicates the area is currently under a CODE YELLOW ALERT for O negative and A negative blood types.
A Code Yellow Alert means that there is currently less than a two day supply of blood available for use by patients at the thirty-seven area hospitals served by CBCO donors.