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Blood Drive February 9

Gillispie School will host its 13th annual blood drive on Thursday, February 9, 2023! This service-learning project is near and dear to our hearts. Fourteen years ago, Gillispie welcomed a brother and sister pair to the third grade program. One of the siblings suffered a sudden relapse of cancer she battled as a kindergartener. Her treatments were grueling and her prognosis was grim, and our school community searched for meaningful ways to help. We decided to host a blood and bone marrow drive in the family’s honor. Thankfully, a bone marrow transplant between the siblings cured her cancer!

We decided then to make it an annual event. Over the years, we have collected more than 462 pints of blood; added numerous people to the national bone marrow registry; and donated over $20,000 to the San Diego Blood Bank.

Here are some ways you can help support our 13th blood drive;

  • Post fliers at your local gym, coffee shop, or partner’s workplace.
  • Contact your connections to local newspapers, TV, or radio stations.
  • Volunteer at the blood drive on February 9.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!

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