CALHOUN, Ga. — Morning Pointe of Calhoun and the American Red Cross hosted a blood drive at the assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care community. Morning Pointe surpassed it’s goal of 18 pints, collecting 25 pints to those in need.

“We would like to thank our donors for helping us not only meet but pass that goal,” says Aldo Ancheta, executive director at Morning Pointe.

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. This fact hit close to home with local student Garrett Jordon, a 10th grade student at Calhoun High School who was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma T Cell.

Garrett has received 34 units of blood so far and starts round two of chemotherapy in December. Morning Pointe dedicated the blood drive to Garrett, who like many others, will need many more units of blood.

“Giving blood is a simple thing to do,” Ancheta says. “It can make a big difference in the lives of others.”

Photo: Morning Pointe of Calhoun partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at the assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care community.