C-SD’s blood drive set for March 25

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Blood Bank of Delmarva
Christian is a blood recipient who is battling sickle cell.

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge South Dorchester High School’s National Honor Society members are hosting a Blood Drive through the Blood Bank of Delmarva. Members are currently looking for suitable volunteers to donate.

“This blood drive is organized by a passionate team of students who understand the value of giving back,” Senior NHS member Faizan Ahmed said. “Our community has the opportunity to save lives, so let us make the most out of this. Donating a pint of blood can help save three lives. Those three lives could be anyone you know and love. For the sake of the people you love and the community I urge everyone to donate.”

Honor Society members hosting the event are Faizan Ahmed, Olivia Gisriel and Ronke Oyerinde.

The C-SD Blood Drive will take place March 25, 8 a.m.– 1 p.m. at the high school. Information can be found on the C-SD Vikings Facebook page, on Instagram at csdblooddrive, or by emailing csdblooddrive@gmail.com.

In a statement on social media, Amy Rowe Brown said, “I’m alive, thanks to the generosity of more than 350 plasma and blood donors, and a kidney from my sister. Donors are heroes.”

The Blood Bank of Delmarva is a non-profit community service organization that provides blood and blood products to 19 hospitals on the Delmarva Peninsula. More than 79,000 blood donations are needed in this area each year for about 20,000 patients across the Delmarva Peninsula,
a statement from the Blood Bank said.

Blood Bank of Delmarva was founded in 1954, and merged with New York Blood Center in August 2017. Blood Bank of Delmarva is a member of America’s Blood Centers.