The Rio Grande Valley blood supply is a little stronger, thanks to the Mission High School (MHS) Health Science and HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America). They organized a blood drive recently that resulted in the collection of 86 units of blood.
“The real heroes are the donors,” said Johanna Jimenez, HOSA reporter. “They are the ones that give up a pint of blood that helps save three lives.”
Based upon three lives per unit donated, the 86 units of blood donated will help save over 250 lives.
Blood drives are held at several Mission CISD campuses and central office throughout the school year.
If you would like to sign up to donate blood, or would like more information about the process on blood donation, you can find the United Blood Services website at http://www.unitedbloodservices.org.Pictured are some MHS students after they made their donations.