On Tuesday, February 25th the Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville (MSB) hosted a blood drive with the American Red Cross. Many students, teachers and volunteers from the community came out to donate blood to save lives.
Although all of these volunteers are heroic, one of MSB-Lakeville’s medical assistant students, Bryan Bouchard, donated blood to honor a particular individual.
When Bryan heard that his wife’s longtime friend was suffering from Thalassemia Major, also known as Cooley Anemia, he immediately wanted to donate blood in her honor. This particular disease prohibits the body from making red blood cells and most patients frequently need to go in for blood transfusions, which are provided by blood donors.
According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood which adds up to more than 41,000 donations needed daily. For more information on how to donate visit American Red Cross.
We’re proud to give back to our community. Thanks to all who participated in the blood drive.