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Pasco High Out For Blood

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Pasco, WA- Pasco High School is out for blood.

More than 300 students and teachers signed up to donate at today's on-campus blood drive.

Every spring and fall, all the schools in the Tri-Cities compete to see which school can collect the most blood. Despite Pasco High losing about a third of its student body to Chiawana High School this year, Activities Director John Shimek says the student leadership class actually recruited more donors for today's blood drive.

"This is a student-driven blood drive," Shimek says. " The kids put in a lot of work for very little reward."

The American Red Cross recognized Pasco High's spring blood drive as one of the largest ever in the Mid Columbia.

The winner of this year's American Red Cross High School Challenge Blood Drive trophy will be announced once all blood donations are tested and eligible donations are tallied.