J.P. Taravella Hosts Blood Drive in Former Athletic Director’s Memory


By: Jen Russon

After losing their athletic director to COVID-19, Taravella High School hosts a blood drive to help restore critically low levels of life-saving blood.

Principal Mary DeArmas said the school is working with One Blood, and it’s not too late for those 16 and up to register online.

Parents are advised to print out and bring this consent form for minors who wish to donate.

“Our very dear Athletic Director, Jason Stein, passed away due to COVID complications. We have had a few blood drives in his memory to help the athletic department at JPT and to provide a scholarship in his name,” said DeArmas.

She added that for students, donating blood this Thursday is a good way to earn service hours.

All donors at the blood drive receive a wellness check-up and a $25 gift card. Walk-ins are welcome. One Blood will be at the school from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. on May 20, 2021, located at 10600 Riverside Dr in Coral Springs.

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Jen Russon
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Jen Russon is a freelance writer and English Language Arts teacher. She has published two novels to Amazon Kindle and lives in Coral Springs with her family.