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PHOTOS: Blood Drive at Pembroke Academy

  • Lauren Magan (left), a junior at Pembroke Academy talks to Amanda Nash (right) also a junior after giving blood for the first time at Pembroke Academy's annual blood drive; Friday, April 19, 2013. Nash is president of the student senate which organizes the blood drive every year.<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

    Lauren Magan (left), a junior at Pembroke Academy talks to Amanda Nash (right) also a junior after giving blood for the first time at Pembroke Academy's annual blood drive; Friday, April 19, 2013. Nash is president of the student senate which organizes the blood drive every year.

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

  • Red Cross worker Tammy Deyo watches two blood donors during Pembroke Academy's annual blood drive; Friday, April 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

    Red Cross worker Tammy Deyo watches two blood donors during Pembroke Academy's annual blood drive; Friday, April 19, 2013.

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

  • Lauren Magan (left), a junior at Pembroke Academy talks to Amanda Nash (right) also a junior after giving blood for the first time at Pembroke Academy's annual blood drive; Friday, April 19, 2013. Nash is president of the student senate which organizes the blood drive every year.<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)
  • Red Cross worker Tammy Deyo watches two blood donors during Pembroke Academy's annual blood drive; Friday, April 19, 2013.<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

Pembroke Academy’s student senate organizes the school’s blood drive every year. The blood drive is named in honor of Michelle Morse, whose mother AnnMarie Morse was a teacher at Pembroke Academy. Michelle Morse was an education student at Plymouth State University when she found out she had colon cancer. She died 23 months later, but not before helping her mother fight to change New Hampshire’s law so that college students like herself were able to take medical leave from school without losing their health insurance. On Friday, April 19, 2013, 116 people had signed up to donate blood at Pembroke Academy and there were walk-ins as well.

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