LifeServe Blood Center is recognizing five local high school seniors who donated at least one gallon of blood before graduating from high school.
To become a Gallon Grad, students had to make eight whole blood or four double red cell blood donations before graduation. Achieving this milestone required a large commitment from these students who took time from their busy schedules to give blood at their high school blood drives, at community blood drives, or at a LifeServe donor center. Each of these students made a significant contribution to their community by helping to save the lives of approximately 24 different hospital patients.
People who begin donating blood at a young age often build a life-long habit of making life-saving blood donations.
The following local students are being recognized as 2013 Gallon Grads: Ian M. Brown, Fort Dodge Senior High School; Matthew W. Stumpf, St Edmond High School; Spencer L Cunningham, St Edmond High School; William J. Evans, Fort Dodge Senior High School and Zoey R. Miller, Fort Dodge Senior High School