Highland High, Town Meadows Elementary join forces in blood donation effort
United Blood Services holds blood drives at HHS, TME
Posted on 02/12/2018
Highland High students donate blood to United Blood Services

By Eduardo Barraza
February 8, 2018

(Gilbert, AZ) -- The Highland High School mini gymnasium was converted today into a blood collection center for a United Blood Services blood drive.

Hundreds of Highland High students responded to the call to donate blood for the eleventh year, seeking to break their own records from previous years.

This year, Highland joined forces with nearby Towne Meadows Elementary to host a “day-long hero blood drive” in their respective campuses.

United Blood Services parked one of their blood collection mobile units at Towne Meadows parking lot, where parents and staff were donating blood throughout the day.

Every year thousands of schools in the United States organize blood drives, an effort accounting for about 20 percent of the millions of blood donations made each year.

Highland has been leading the way in Arizona for the last 10 years. Last September, 
United Blood Services and the Arizona Diamondbacks recognized Highland High for giving the most blood donations.

Highland received the “Most Total High School Blood Donations Award” for contributing with a total of 725 blood donations last school year.

Highland has earned first place in blood donations since the High School Blood Drive Challenge program was established 30 years ago. The program recognizes excellence among student blood drive organizers and seeks to inspire Arizona’s youth to create a lifelong pattern of donating blood.

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