Blood drive to help educator diagnosed with leukemia

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Beaufort County School District is hosting a blood drive Tuesday, March 25, dedicated to Coosa Elementary media assistant Elaine Senn, who was diagnosed with leukemia in December.

Senn, the mother of two teenage children, already has received four units of blood during her chemotherapy treatment. She will require even more blood and blood products following a stem cell transplant taking place Saturday at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The blood drive is being held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beaufort County School District office, 2900 Mink Point Blvd. in Beaufort To make an appointment, contact drive chairperson Megan Meyer at 843-322-2306.

Before taking the media assistant position at Coosa Elementary, Senn served two years as assistant coach for the Beaufort High School girls’ varsity basketball team. The school held a blood drive for her earlier this month.

“It’s been very hard on us,” said Senn’s husband Mark, who fought his own battle with brain cancer four years ago. “The support of the community helps us keep moving forward.”