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Posted Mon, 28 May 2012

Congratulations to Gallon Grads!

LifeServe Blood Center is proud to honor the class of 2012 Gallon Grads!  The Gallon Grad program encourages high school students ages 16 and older to donate a gallon of blood before graduating from high school.  This year, a total of 127 students from 45 counties in the LifeServe Blood Center tri-state region of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota were recognized with this honor.

The following local high school students are being recognized as Gallon Grads this year:            

  • Ashlyn Freestone,  Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School
  • Jakob Mains, Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School
  • Lucas Williams, Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School
  • Joseph Bernau, Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School
  • Frank Fazio, Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School
  • Steven Cochran, Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School
  • Amy Smith, AGWSR High School
  • Nicole Wardrip, Akron-Westfield High School
  • Danielle Bursell, Akron-Westfield High School
  • Jordan Schmitz, Alta - Aurelia High School
  • Josh Fitchett, Alta - Aurelia High School
  • Jacob Engelken, Ames High School
  • Timothy Bass, Ames High School
  • Janai Braun, Andes Central High School
  • Connor Florey, Andes Central High School
  • Elisabeth Vandenberg, Armour High School
  • Dakota Christensen, Audubon High School
  • Aaron Burger, Ballard High School
  • William Cashin, BCLUW High School
  • Phillip Raysby, Bon Homme High School
  • Trevor Potter, Bondurant Farrar High School
  •  Brandon Anderson, Boone High School
  • Marina Scott, Boone High School
  • Asa Hoffman, Carroll High School
  • Donna Cook, Carroll High School
  • Jacob Phipps, Carroll High School
  • Kyle Magill, Carroll High School
  • Davis Johnson,  Carroll High School
  • Dale Gottsch, Carroll High School
  • Matthew Petty, Central Decatur High School
  • Clayton Hill, Central Decatur High School
  • Lance Henrichs, Clarke Community High School
  • Kristina Cross, Clay Central Everly High School
  • Kari Kahl, Clay Central Everly High School
  • Troy Jandebeur, Clear Lake High School
  • Cody Anderson, Clear Lake High School
  • Benjamin Nelson, Clear Lake High School
  • Austin Anderson, Clear Lake High School
  • Michael Asbe, Clear Lake High School
  • Katelyn Buehrer, Colfax Mingo High School
  • Emily Nibaur, Crestwood High School
  • Ian Wolfe, Dallas Center-Grimes High School
  • Jessica Humke, Dallas Center-Grimes High School
  • Gabriel Eide, Decorah High School
  • Sky Diamond Dale, East High School
  • Antony Gunn, East High School
  • Courtney Barwick, East High School
  • Michael Searls, East High School
  • Dustin Van Diepen, East High School
  • Melissa Grove, East Marshall High School
  • Ashley Ebelsheiser, Fort Dodge Senior High School
  • Klaus DeBoer, George-Little Rock High School
  • Autumn Ehrig, Grundy Center High School
  • Alexandrea Dowling, Hartington Schools
  • James Boerger, Hartington Schools
  • Taylor Parish, I-35 High School
  • Jacob Kingery, Jefferson Scranton High School
  • Victoria Chargo, Jefferson Scranton High School
  • Connor Yocum, Johnston High School
  • Kristine Hayes, Johnston High School
  • Ian Dunshee, Johnston High School
  • Evan Colfack, Kingsley Pierson High School
  • Tyler Badding, Kuemper Catholic High School
  •  Austin Hanson, Laurens Marathon High School
  • Thad Bowen, Lawton Bronson High School
  • Zachary Bremer, Lawton Bronson High School
  • Amelia DeWitt, Lynnville Sully High School
  • Reid Vos, Lynnville Sully High School
  • Logan Rhodes, Marcus Meriden Cleghorn High School
  • Blake Thury, Mitchell High School
  • Beau Wolfe, MVAO High School
  • Kyle Hamilton, MVAO High School
  • Spenser Marvin, New Hampton High School
  • James Klier, Newton High School
  • Kyle Rojohn, Newton High School
  • Shayla Hawkins-Cones, Newton High School
  • Brice Bebout, Newton High School
  • Benjamin Johnson, North Polk High School
  • Jacey Rodemeyer, Norwalk High School
  • Patrick Billings, OABCIG High School
  • Adam Bonnell, Ogden High School
  • Zach Jones, Okoboji High School
  • Allison Depko, O'Neill High School
  • Kelci Ross, O'Neill High School
  • Emerald Buhr, Pender High School
  • John Simpson, Pocahontas Area High School
  • Jon Henderson, RidgeView High School
  • Michael Perrett, RidgeView High School
  • Austin Hayden, RidgeView High School
  • Samuel Browning, Roosevelt High School
  • Allan Achey, Roosevelt High School
  • Garth Wolff, Ruthven-Ayshire High School
  • Mariah Roth, Scotland High School
  • Morgan Lawler, SE Warren High School
  • Michael Pishek, Sergeant Bluff Luton High School
  • Trevor Vande Weerd, Sioux Center High School
  • Alana Mairs South Hardin High School
  • Erin Brasser, South O'Brien High School
  • Samantha Lemmon, South O'Brien High School
  • Bryan Goettsch, South O'Brien High School
  • Patrick Linder, St. Edmond High School
  • Andrew Lee, Tripoli High School
  • Shay Fehl, Union High School
  • Michaela Rodenburgh, Unity Christian High School
  • Courtney Vreugdenhil, Unity Christian High School
  • Scott Swegle, Valley High School
  • Haley Wireman, Valley High School
  • Alexander Alavi, Waukee High School
  • Casey Cota, Waukon High School
  • Dylan Fanter, Waverly Shell Rock High School
  • Shane Folkerts, Waverly Shell Rock High School
  • Kevan Campbell, Waverly Shell Rock High School
  • Tyler Poehlman, Wayne High School 
  • Trey Roosa, Webster City High School
  • Cody Staudt, West Fork High School
  • Sammuel Wenzel, West Hancock High School
  • Draven Coon, West High School
  • Kyle Newsom, West High School
  • Anna Shanafelt, West High School 
  • Elias Munoz, West High School 
  • Derek Rose, West Monona High School
  • Eric Hansen, West Monona High School
  • Truman Gerholdt, West Monona High School
  • David Nagel, West Monona High School
  • Kalyssa Lawrence, West Monona High School
  • Jerrin Allen, West Monona High School
  • Samuel Anderson, Westwood Community High School     

 In order to become a Gallon Grad, students had to make eight whole blood or four double red cell blood donations before graduation.  Achieving this milestone required a large commitment from these students, who took time from their busy schedules to make blood donations at their local high school blood drives and at blood drives that took place within the community. People who begin donating blood at a young age often build a life-long habit of making life-saving blood donations. By understanding the importance of donating blood now, they are likely to continue donating blood in the future, which will help to maintain a stable blood supply. 

The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank in April, 2010 to become LifeServe Blood Center.  As one of the 15th largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center provides blood and blood products more than 90 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.  LifeServe is committed to providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients.  Eligible blood donors must be at least 16 years old, should weigh at least 120 pounds and should be in general good health.  For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800.287.4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

 

 

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