Seniors recognized as gallon blood donors

LifeServe Blood Center is recognizing five local high school seniors who donated at least one gallon of blood before graduating from high school.

To become a Gallon Grad, students had to make eight whole blood or four double red cell blood donations before graduation. Achieving this milestone required a large commitment from these students who took time from their busy schedules to give blood at their high school blood drives, at community blood drives, or at a LifeServe donor center. Each of these students made a significant contribution to their community by helping to save the lives of approximately 24 different hospital patients.

People who begin donating blood at a young age often build a life-long habit of making life-saving blood donations.

The following local students are being recognized as 2013 Gallon Grads: Ian M. Brown, Fort Dodge Senior High School; Matthew W. Stumpf, St Edmond High School; Spencer L Cunningham, St Edmond High School; William J. Evans, Fort Dodge Senior High School and Zoey R. Miller, Fort Dodge Senior High School