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Sequoyah vs. Creekview Blood Donor Challenge
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CANTON, GA -- On Friday, Oct. 15, LifeSouth will be at Sequoyah High School in Canton for the first leg of this year's High School Blood Donor Challenge.

Last spring, Sequoyah became LifeSouth's most productive donor drive when many of the students and faculty came out to donate the gift of life. More than 300 units of blood were collected in six hours -- an average of more than 50 donations per hour.

There is a major rivalry between Sequoyah and Creekview High School, also in Canton. From academics to football to just about every function in which both schools participate, the students and teachers are constantly competing. It became apparent that a blood donation drive would really put these schools to the test.

Creekview's leg of the Blood Donor Challenge will be on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

The school with the highest percentage of donors registered, as compared to the eligible donor population, will receive a trophy declaring that school the winner of the Fall 2010 Blood Donor Challenge. Student donors from the winning school will be entered into a drawing to win a Blu-ray disc player -- not to mention that they and their teachers will have bragging rights until the next blood drive.

Sequoyah's blood drive chairperson is Mark Farist, who instills in his students the importance of participating in endeavors that enrich their lives. He goes out of his way to make sure that his students have the skills and abilities necessary to be successful in the next phase of their lives.

Larry Peacock is Creekview's blood drive chairperson. He prepares his students for meeting challenges by having them help in decision-making processes that concern important issues at the school. Last spring, Larry invited LifeSouth to come in and make three presentations to his students so that they could decide whether LifeSouth was the right organization to handle the school's blood donor drive.

Both men consider themselves role models for their students.

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