Quebec High School students hold successful blood drive

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

QHS students and teacher, Fannie Marsh (in the middle, hand on the sign), worked tirelessly to attract over 90 people to come to the blood donor clinic held in their school gymnasium. Quebec High School leadership teacher Fannie Marsh and her Secondary IV and V students celebrated their most successful blood drive yet on Tuesday afternoon at the school. The students organized and publicized the drive in partnership with Héma-Québec. A record number of 92 people, including many QHS alumni and staff members, gave blood. Héma-Québec nurse Pauline Giroux says each donation can help up to three people in need.Marsh said she was "so proud" of her students. "They have worked so hard over the past six weeks," she said. "When you get them all working together and focused on one project like this, and it makes miracles. All the kids who are not 18 yet are so keen to give blood when they are of age. We like creating that excitement to give blood and give the gift of life." If you were unable to attend the Quebec High School blood drive but would still like to give blood, you can visit GLOBULE (Héma-Québec's permanent blood donor centre) in Quebec City at the Place Laurier shopping centre from 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Call 418 644-7291 for information.

Quebec High School leadership teacher Fannie Marsh and her Secondary IV and V students celebrated their most successful blood drive yet on Tuesday afternoon at the school. The students organized and publicized the drive in partnership with Héma-Québec. A record number of 92 people, including many QHS alumni and staff members, gave blood.