As part of a senior scholarship goal, MLWGS held a blood drive Friday Oct. 5 on the same day as Fall Festival. The drive missed its goal of 50 registrations by only three donors. Fifty registrations is the minimum number to qualify for the $250 scholarship funds that Virginia Blood awards to schools that hold at least two blood drives a year.
MLWGS hopes to reach this mark during each drive so that the school can award a Blood Donor scholarship to a deserving senior donor in May.
To participate, donors may stop by any Virginia Blood Services Donor Site and give blood. Donors must tell VBS to count the donation towards Maggie Walker's Oct. drive for the school to receive credit.