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Area schools earn scholarships through blood drives

 

March 19, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe Cary Karlik, of Hurley gets her blood pressure taken by Chloe Keddell of the American Red Cross, during the city of Ironwood's reoccurring regular blood drive on Wednesday. Karlik said she donates blood often because it is something she can do to help the community.

IRONWOOD - Four area schools will host blood drives over the coming weeks. The American Red Cross blood drives could provide scholarship opportunities.

"The Red Cross offers these schools a scholarship program that if they get their students engaged to volunteer, contact donors, try to recruit their fellow students," said Christine Luxton, account representative for the American Red Cross.

The program credits the students for the units they collect through the school year

The program runs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The schools are given credit for every pint of blood donated duri...



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