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BOCES CTE students donate, collect 50 pints of blood 


Blood drives fosters student-community involvement


Greg Papapetros, an adult CTE student, donates.More than 100 lives may have been saved as a result of a recent Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) blood drive.

The all-day drive on Feb. 3 resulted in 50 units of blood being collected, which can then be used to save the lives of up to 150 people.

"It was very uplifting to see so many students and staff wanting to help," said Gretchen McDonough, a CTE teacher and advisor to the school's SkillsUSA Chapter. The chapter sponsored the blood drive.

The drive featured numerous first-time donors and a total of 75 people who donated or attempted to donate.

"The blood drive was very successful and we had a lot of good help," she said.

In the top photo, Greg Papapetros, an adult CTE student, donates.

Below, Ray Desorbo of Schenectady and Samantha Barnes of Duanesburg work the sign-in table at the drive.

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