Coloma student organizes blood drive over spring break

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – Isabella Greenman, a junior at Coloma High School, spent her spring break organizing a blood drive, held today alongside Versiti Blood.

The drive hoped to collect a full 30 pints of blood, as there is currently a shortage in the community.

“A lot of people need blood, every day. That’s a given fact. Even though this is during spring break, it’s during a time when our students can help donate. They don’t have sports after school, they don’t have work. They can come and help out people and save lives,” Greenman said.

According to Versiti, some blood supplies only last a day because of how much the blood is needed, particularly O+.

Many of Greenman’s friends helped out with the drive, from handing out snacks to donors and giving blood themselves alongside Greenman.

“It’s a great thing to know that even though I’m so young I can still help out my community, still save lives and it’s a great feeling,” Greenman said.

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