Posted by Scott Shore on Oct 01, 2020
Putnam County Rotary / Interact 9-11 Blood Drive Success
     Co-hosted by Putnam County High School Interact and Putnam County Rotary, a Red Cross Blood Drive held on September 11 was a success -- on several levels. 
     The project was a fitting remembrance, honoring lives lost on 9-11-01,  and the heroism of first responders then, and now. The event provided students -- all born after the tragedies of that day -- a meaningful opportunity to learn and participate. The event also coincided with national "Blood Collectors Week" celebrating the compassion and commitment of front-line blood drive staff. 
      In all, 21 units of blood were collected. Donors included five PCHS students two of whom were first-time donors, and school staff, Rotarians, and community members. The numbers were particularly good considering that Putnam County schools had temporarily closed down that day due to COVID-19 issues.  
      Blood donations at school-sponsored drives help to earn scholarship grants provided by Red Cross each year. Recipients are selected based upon both volunteer and donor participation. 
Rotary volunteers prepare for donors at Blood Drive held on 9-11.PC 
Rotarian Deb Buffington rolls up her sleeve(s) for the cause!