Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center hosts Blood Drive, Makes a Difference

January 17th, 2020

On Wednesday, January 15th students at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center gathered in their gymnasium to give back to their community by donating blood to the American Red Cross. Donating blood makes such an impact and students are so involved in the action that blood drives are hosted quarterly on center. 47 staff and students volunteered to donate not only an hour of their time but a pint of their blood which can sometimes save lives. The results of their efforts are clearly heart felt after receiving a thank you note from Jacob Gram who recently received blood during his heart and lung transplant. It’s these kinds of notes that continue to fuel the hearts of staff and students at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center to continue to contribute to causes such as these. Almost everyone during their lifetime will know someone who needs a blood transfusion. They may be in a car accident, or trauma victims, cancer or transplant patients, or people with sickle cell disease or other blood disorders. There is no substitute and still only one source of blood for transfusion-volunteer blood donors. Recent Career Preparation Period graduate Sebastian Munoz is a first time blood donor, he completed his donation in only 4 minutes. Sebastian says: “It makes you feel good knowing your helping someone else, donating blood doesn’t require that much effort.”