Thank you to all students, teachers, and community members who donated blood on Tuesday, August 27th on a very hot day in the IMS gymnasium for the Compassion-sponsored Blood Drive collected by the Mississippi Regional Blood Center. The drive began at 6:30 a.m. to allow more people to arrive before work. However the Blood Center and nurses called it to end at 10:00 am instead of 11:00 am as planned due to the heat. Plans have already been made to have next August’s blood drive in the air conditioned lobby near the auditorium. It could not be changed this year because a different location had to go through a supervisor for approval.