With all that’s been happening, we thought it would be a nice change of pace to highlight some of the amazing things that happened in 2019 in our world!
First Time Donors
Blood drives at high schools and colleges see a lot of first time donors since students are hitting that eligibility age, but when a community blood drive has a high percentage of first time blood donors, that’s incredible! Generally, around 10% of non-education blood drive donors are first timers.
At the Pete Johnson Memorial Blood Drive held in July in South Sioux City, Nebraska, 65% of the blood donors had never given blood before! That’s incredible!
There’s no contest here. Green Mountain Garwin High School is far and away the champion when it comes to the most registered blood donors at a single blood drive! In March 2019, 196 students, teachers, and school staff showed up to save lives. Thanks to those donations, more than 500 local hospital patients were able to receive the transfusions they needed!
Most Generous City
Yankton, South Dakota is a town full of lifesaving LifeServers! On average, Yankton hosts five blood drives a month, and they’re all well-attended! We’d like to bottle that generous spirit. Thank you for making blood donation a part of your community!