Blood drive saves lives

Smiling male student lying down and donating blood

Neither a worldwide pandemic nor building construction could stop Albany High School from holding its annual October blood drive.

On Thursday, students and staff donated pints of lifesaving blood amidst the bookshelves of the school library, where workers from the Red Cross set up shop for the day. 

CBS 6 Albany stopped by the event and interviewed senior Maggie Papa, who is the student coordinator of blood drives for the 2020-21 school year. Thursday’s drive was the first of three, and Papa stands to earn scholarship dollars from the Red Cross if enough blood is collected altogether.

You can view more photos from the blood drive by visiting our district Facebook page.

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