By Alyssa Heldman

The Hardin Northern FFA chapter, partnered with the American Red Cross, held their annual blood drive on February 17, 2021 in the Hardin Northern Ag Building. There were a total of twenty-five donors which included fifteen community members, three staff members, and seven students. The chapter was able to collect twenty-five pints of blood which will be used to save seventy-five lives.

Aubry Smith, a three-year FFA member and a first-time donor said, “I was nervous to give but I felt really good knowing that I am helping to save lives.  Even though they don’t know who it’s from, I know it is helping someone who really needs it.”

“It’s really comforting to be able to help people, no matter the amount,” added Brenna Flowers, a chapter officer who helped run the blood drive. “I think the American Red Cross is a great organization that really benefits people that need them.”

The Hardin Northern FFA would like to thank the American Red Cross and the donors for investing their time to help make this blood drive successful.

Photo is of Aubry Smith.