Radley Crutchfield and Josie Zumalt were among the students recruited to give blood at North Lamar High School.

Carter Blood Care is one of the largest blood centers in Texas, providing 300,000 units of lifesaving blood components for patients annually.

In a friendly competition to help boost the blood supply at Carter Blood Care, North Lamar High School and Paris High School held drives last week collecting a total of 193 unitsNorth Lamar came in with 111 units of blood while Paris had 82 units.

Just one pint of donated blood can help save as many as three people’s lives, so 579 lives can be impacted by the blood collected between the two districts.