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Former KHS student breaks record in blood donations

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In August, Charles Kemp, at age 18, became the nation?s youngest donor to reach 8 gallons of blood given according to the Carter Blood Center. Kemp was a junior at Kennedale High School last year. {{more: continue …}}
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The Carter Blood Center made the announcement after Kemp reached 8 gallons mark this month. WFAA Channel 8 also did a feature story about Kemp which aired earlier. See below
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The Blood Center reported that Charles primary donates platelets, which can be donated as a single, double or triple donation. Each platelet donation can take anywhere from 1-2 hours.
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Charles started donating platelets after his mother fell ill with cancer. Seeing how important it is for hospitals to have blood products on hand, he began donating as often as he could. Platelets can be given every 21 days at Carter BloodCare and are used to treat many patients, including cancer patients and those undergoing surgery.
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According to Carter Blood Care, Joe Gay ? ?Papa Joe? ? is Charles? grandfather. Gay often accompanies his grandson, and has himself reached 58 gallons donated.?
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KHS conducts annual blood drives …?

Carter, a

non-profit organization, says that providing just one pint of blood can help

save three lives. The group’s donor centers provide blood services to nearly

200 medical facilities in Texas. The KHS National Honor Society holds a blood drive twice a year at KHS. Watch for dates later.??

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