Help save lives at Fike High blood drive

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There is a substance that binds everyone regardless of race, creed, place of national origin and religious or political affiliation. If you are in need and it is offered, you will not question its origin and will just be grateful to have it.

What is this mysterious substance that can transcend so many barriers and has the ability to save lives and restore health? None other than human blood, freely given and used for the benefit of those in need.

Over the years Fike High School has been a leader in the collection of blood under the auspices of the Red Cross in cooperation with the health science classes and their teachers. Herculean effort by teachers, staff, students and the Wilson community has made this blood drive the largest single-day high school undertaking in the country.

This year on March 15 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Fike High School gym, this awe-inspiring event will again take place. All donors are encouraged to register online at the Red Cross site, www.redcrossblood.org. There is also information available on the Fike High School website.

Walk-ins are also welcome. We’d love to see you. Please avail yourselves of this opportunity to make history and add your donation in order to achieve our goal of 700 units of this elixir of life.

Tom Haitema