“It was a good day!” said Tara Laingen, teacher and student council adviser at Geneseo High School, referring to the recent Student Council-sponsored blood drive honored the life of Trevor Schefsky, who died on Nov. 29 of last year.

“It was a good day!” said Tara Laingen, teacher and student council adviser at Geneseo High School, referring to the recent Student Council-sponsored blood drive honored the life of Trevor Schefsky, who died on Nov. 29 of last year.

Schefsky would have been a junior this year at GHS, but after being diagnosed with a genetic condition, DADA 2, the young man was hospitalized for months last year at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This year’s blood drive at GHS collected 105 units of blood which Laingen said is the most collected since 2010.

“We are happy to sponsor an annual blood drive for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, but we were truly honored to remember and honor our friend, Trevor, this year,” she said. “I believe the larger turnout was because of honoring Trevor.”

She said, “The charge nurse reported we had more first-time doors than ever, and she was thankful that we may have encouraged students to be life-long donors. Each unit collected can save up to three lives, so our contribution will help 315 patients in need of blood.”

Members of the community also are encouraged to donate blood in Schefsky’s memory during a blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at the Geneseo Community Center.