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Students and teachers roll up sleeves for DHS blood drive

The De Soto High School Student Council is sponsoring their fifth annual blood drive for the Community Blood Center today at the school. From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., students, teachers and community members can donate a unit of blood to the center. Just over 70 students and teachers signed up to donate, the goal for units collected this year is 70. DHS French teacher Cheron Tiffany was the first to donate on Tuesday morning. Tiffany, who has been donating since she was 18, says she was inspired by her father, a frequent donor, and from her own experiences on the other end of donated blood. "I've had two transfusions in my life and that's something everyone should think about and should encourage them to donate, you never know when the day might come that you'll need blood. I certainly didn't plan on it but it happened," she said.

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Community Blood Center worker Mary Smith tightens a tourniquet in order to find a vein ...

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Members of the De Soto High School Student Council prepare the revitalization station for donors ...

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Derek Mathern, a senior at De Soto High School, reads the consent forms for donating ...

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