Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Club members at the Center for Innovation (CFI) conducted a blood drive event in partnership with the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) on Halloween 2016.
Mrs. Margaret Merrick of the KBC worked with students and set the goal to collect 25 units of blood product. “The students of the CFI surpassed the goal and donated 38 units,” said Mr. Ed Bowling, instructor of allied health science.
“It is gratifying to observe our students and witness their giving of this vital life sustaining substance,” remarked Ms. Shannon Sizemore, English instructor. Mrs. Misty Allen, Biomedical Science instructor, indicated that her students acknowledged as they become future healthcare practitioners it was important that they participate and demonstrate giving to their peers. “I am so very proud of our students and their showing compassion for anonymous persons in need by donating blood and making a difference in the lives of others,” said Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal.
“Our HOSA Club provides our allied health science and biomedical science students an opportunity to be actively engaged in leadership development, enriched learning activities, and community development,” added Davis. The Spooktacular Blood Drive will become an annual event at the CFI each October.