Olympic Senior High School Army JROTC Annual Blood Drive

Authored by: LTC (R) Chad Byas
Photos by: C/MSG Noel Sauceda

CHARLOTTE, NC – On Friday, February 23, 2024, the Olympic High School JROTC Trojan Battalion conducted their annual blood drive. The Trojan Battalion teamed up with the One Blood Donors organization as part of their Service-Learning Project for this school year. One Blood is a non-profit 501 community assets responsible for providing safe, available, and affordable blood to more than 200 hospital partners and their patients throughout most of Florida, parts of Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The goal of the blood drive was to have as many people sign up to donate blood. The Trojan Battalion had over 57 students and teachers present for the drive. This number exceeded the expectations for the program collecting 39 units of blood. This was an excellent opportunity for the Cadets to give back to the community through their service-learning project.