Green River wins the blood drive contest

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Green River Students waiting to hear the results

Tanya Baer, [email protected]

Rock Springs – Last night, between the girls’ and boys’ basketball games, the winners of the 14th Annual High School Blood Drive Challenge between Rock Springs and Green River were announced. In total, 566 pints of blood were donated. Green River won by donating a total of 295 pints, but Rock Springs was not too far behind, donating a total of 271 pints of blood. This marks the second year in a row that Green River has won the blood drive.

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Sandy Thomas speaking about this year’s blood drive challenge

“This year’s (blood drive) came in at a perfect time, during the national blood shortage crisis. Whoever wins or loses, it doesn’t matter, I’m just happy to see all the donors and all the support that put blood on the hospital shelves.” Sandy Thomas, Vitalent’s senior donor recruitment representative said during her speech.

Rock Springs and Green River “rivals” hug after winners announced

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Sandy Thomas then stated, “I do want to take a moment to point out two special members in your community, your student council advisors, miss Amberlee Beardsley and Marisa DeCerq. I just want to take a moment to recognize them, these two ladies are always such a pleasure to work with. Being able to work with them has shown me how dedicated they are to your students and schools. Their commitment, passion, and drive to help the students shows through and through. Thank you both so very much for what you do.”

Marisa DeClerq and Amberlee Beardsly hold hands as they wait for the results

“This blood can save up to 1700 lives, and believe me, I promise, this blood has already been shipped because that’s how badly they need it in hospitals,” Sandy Thomas said right before announcing the results. Now, more than ever, blood donations are needed. If you would like to find out how you can donate blood, go to the Vitalent website and click donate!

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