Donor loyalty runs deep at Fairmont, where students commonly earn the CBC Red Cord for registering to donate at least three times before graduating.
Senior Theresa Ferdiny made her fourth lifetime donation this month.
“I like helping people,” Ferdiny said. “I think it’s very cool to help someone without really knowing them.”
Fairmont began the new school year as CBC’s regional champion in student blood drive participation and donor loyalty.
The school earned the High Leadership grant for “Most Donors” for the second consecutive year and the “Red Cord Excellence” grant for the third consecutive year.
“My dad always donated,” said senior Zachery Davidson, who qualified for the Red Cord with his third donation. “I like helping. I’m going to continue donating.”
Sophomore Gabe Davis is also a proud blood donor.
“I always love to lend a hand for other people,” Davis said. “I think about how my blood can save other people’s lives, and it makes me happy.”
Fairmont blood drives are coordinated by Student Activities coordinator Corey Miller and assistant coordinator Erica Rogers. The school hosts a blood drive in the spring and fall.