Things started slowly, but quickly turned around as Crispus Attucks students stepped up to donate blood to the Indiana Blood Center. Out of 70-plus participants, Attucks students donated 49 units of whole blood — which will equate to 147 transfusions for patients.

These donations came just in time for the Indiana Blood Center, which says that its blood supply is severely dwindling.

To learn more about the need at the Indiana Blood Center, click here.