SPRINGFIELD, MO (02/26/2018) - Donating blood to save a life. The Cherokee Middle School here in Springfield is holding their annual blood donation and they do it around this time year all for their principal’s son.
Born on February 14th, Bill Powers says because of an anonymous blood donor his, now, 9-year-old son is alive today. And wanting to get his school involved Powers set out to help others, just like his son.
“We’ll never know who made that donation but it’s people, like we have here today, who are just giving up an hour of their time that are making a difference in someone’s life forever," says Powers.
Because you have to be 16-years-old to donate blood Cherokee Middle schooler's dressed as blood droplets and made signs to do what they can to make a difference.
Powers says, "Knowing the impact that one donation can save up to 3 lives is just so powerful.” He explains his son lost two thirds of his blood when he was born. And knowing that his teachers staff and the students are willing to give and help makes him grateful.
According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. For Powers and his family, he says they know what it’s like needing help. So they donate every chance they can.
"But in the end it results in life for someone that needs it," says Powers.
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