How To Save A Life

Maggie Dickey

Every year, millions of people in the United States receive life-saving blood transfusions. In fact, every 2 seconds somebody is in need of blood.  In just the United States 36,000 units of red blood cells, 7,000 units of platelets, and 10,000 units of plasma are needed every day!

A single car accident victim, alone, can require as much as 100 pints of blood.  Unfortunately, the supply can’t always meet the high demand. That’s why the American Red Cross works so hard to try to meet that demand. They actually supply about 40% of our nation’s blood from generous donors, such as the Wayne City High School students and staff.  

FCCLA recently held their annual blood drive at Wayne City High School, which took place in Mrs. Miller’s room.  Students and staff were able to contribute a total of 16 pints of blood for the American Red Cross. Thank you to all of the donors!  And if you’ve never given blood, consider donating. Visit  for more information and start saving lives today!