Another Successful Blood Drive @ Countrywood

Ms. Burr, Ms. Trebour, Principal Kenney, and Countrywood’s little doctors want to thank the community for their support.
Ms. Burr, Ms. Trebour, Principal Kenney, and Countrywood’s little doctors want to thank the community for their support.

As a result of the collaborative efforts of the Countrywood PTA and the second grade Student Council (under the leadership of Ms. Burr and Ms. Trebour), Countrywood once again conducted a very successful blood drive.  On February 25, Long Island Blood Services (LIBS) collected a total of 50 donations, which, according to LIBS, will help to save the lives of over 150 people.  

Of the 50 donations, there were 3 double red cell donations.  This is similar to a whole blood donation, except a special machine is used to allow you to safely donate two units of red blood cells during one donation while returning your plasma and platelets to you. 

Countrywood second graders were visited by LIBS a week earlier where they learned a great deal about how blood donations help millions of patients in need.  Students from kindergarten to second grade helped advertise the event beforehand with creatively designed posters, which were proudly displayed throughout the building.  The second grade student council “Little Doctors” also got to visit the LIBS Center in Westbury for a first hand look at what happens after their blood donations leave Countrywood. On February 25, dressed in blue scrubs, the Student Council “Little Doctors” served refreshments to all the donors and thanked them personally for donating the gift of life.

Way To Go Countrywood Community!