St. Anthony High School Students Donate Blood to Save Lives

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St. Anthony High SchoolOn January 13th, St. Anthony High School hosted its annual American Red Cross Blood Drive in the Jack Errion Gymnasium on campus. The Drive was organized by Mr. Joe Banfield, SAHS faculty member, who reported that student participation was up again this year with increased awareness of the need for blood donors. The Red Cross is reporting a winter shortage of blood supplies in Southern California this year and St. Anthony’s students’ participation will help save an estimated 87 lives.

According to Banfield, “St. Anthony High School has been active with the Red Cross for many years and each year our donations have grown. In 2008, 36 students signed up and this year 62 donors gave their blood to help save lives.” Next year, the Red Cross will be adding staff for this campus blood drive, thanks to the growing participation of the enthusiastic Saints.

St. Anthony High School is Long Beach’s first and only Catholic high school, located near downtown Long Beach. The school has consistently grown over the last four years and has a current enrollment of 480 students who come from all neighborhoods of the greater Long Beach community. For more information about enrollment for Fall 2013, please contact the Registrar at 562-435-4496.


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