Bay View Students Roll up Their Sleeves to Save Lives
Blood Drive Yields 27 Pints of Blood to Help Save 81 Lives
East Providence, RI – St. Mary Academy - Bay View, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC), held its second blood drive of the year on Thursday, March 8th. The drive took place on campus in the Athletic Wellness Center. Students, teachers, and parents came to roll up their sleeves and donated 27 pints of blood to help others on their road to recovery. According to the RIBC, 81 lives can be saved with a collection of this amount. This fall, as part of their High School Hero Challenge, RIBC presented St. Mary Academy - Bay View with the “Outstanding Improvement in Blood Drive Performance Award.” Over the past few years, Bay View has more than doubled their number of donors per drive.