John “Jack” Kempf III from North Oldham High School, Gabrielle Tinebra of South Oldham High School and Andrew Dharamsey from Oldham County High School were among several Oldham County students recently awarded the Certificate of Recognition from the Commonwealth Honors Academy. Eighty-eight students completed the three-week academy at Murray State between June 8 and 29 this past summer.
Inside the 58 hospitals served by American Red Cross, River Valley Blood Services Region, blood needs are constant for patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious illnesses; victims of automobile and other accidents; infants born prematurely; and many others.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. However, the average blood donor in the 68-county service area donates blood an average of only one time each year, although many individuals can donate blood as often as every 56 days.