Camargo Elementary Wins Fifth Annual Montgomery County Blood Drive Competition March 24, 2011

Elementary Students Recruited Blood Donors

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With 33 blood donors and 99 lives saved, Camargo Elementary is the winner of Kentucky Blood Center’s fifth annual Montgomery County Elementary Blood Drive Competition.

Mt. Sterling and Mapleton Elementary Schools completed the competition with 31 and 28 donors, respectively.

Although elementary students are too young to donate blood, they recruit their parents, relatives, teachers and adult friends to give blood at their school blood drives.

During the competition this month, a total of 101 people registered to give blood and 92 people were able to donate. Because whole blood donations are separated into red cells, platelets and plasma, 276 lives were saved with those donations.

About Kentucky Blood Center

Kentucky Blood Center, the largest FDA licensed blood bank headquartered in Kentucky, is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a safe, adequate blood supply for patients at nearly 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics in more than 60 counties. KBC relies on volunteers to collect 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components. Visit Kentucky Blood Center at or become a friend on Facebook at