Ocean Springs High JROTC holds blood drive for school and community

The Ocean Springs Army JROTC hosted an urgent-need blood drive today on campus.

The JROTC partnered with the Blood Center to host their first blood drive since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The team normally holds these blood drives twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.

The drive was open to students, faculty, and residents who filled out a form prior to their donation. The drive was held this way to limit the amount of people in the facility at once. Ocean Springs Senior Army JROTC Instructor Col. Steven Farragut said, “I just think it’s important that everybody that couldn’t make it today, find your local blood services like Red Cross and donate blood. It’s a great need. Keep in mind, for every pint donated, three lives are affected. It can help save three lives.”

The JROTC will host their next drive sometime in the spring and hoping to have it open to walk-ins.

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