MANATEE — A record 111 Manatee Technical Institute students and staff donated during a two-day 9/11 memorial blood drive at the main campus Wednesday and Thursday.
“The 9/11 blood drive always has the largest turnout,” said Kelly Ewing, instructor and blood drive organizer for the school. “This is the largest yet.”
Previously, the school typically had roughly 70 donors.
OneBlood gave each donor a “Twin Towers Never Forget” T-shirt and wellness check-up.