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Many thanks to donation efforts

POSTED February 5, 2018 12:11 p.m.

Dear Editor,
The Red Cross blood supply relies on the generosity of volunteer donors. People commonly underestimate the need for blood and the difference that even one donation can make to ensure blood is available when and where it’s needed. I am so proud of our community for stepping up to make our goal. We had several drives canceled because of the weather so the blood supply was low. Thank you to all who donated and who participated in the American Red Cross Blood Drive, Monday Jan. 22nd, 2018. We made our goal with 93 people who came in to share their life-giving blood. Our goal was met and we appreciate all those that took the time to come by and donate. All who donated can feel proud we did our civic duty and helped to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients in hospitals throughout our area.
As a blood donor or volunteer, each of you has helped the Red Cross fulfill their mission of a safe and ample blood supply. Hospital patients rely on us and we delivered! I want to thank each of you for being a part of this lifesaving experience. Especially St. Rose Church who let us use their facility. En-Rev provided the fresh bottled water as they always do. Dairy Queen of Great Bend donated their great ice cream, and we thank them! RSVP was a lot of help, which they always are. We couldn’t do it without you. Also, a big thank you to the Trustees from Barton County. They were a great help setting up for the Blood Drive. This was a really big help to us.
We look forward to saving more lives at our next drive March 19th, 2018. The Blood Drive will be at St. Rose on Broadway and Baker again. Times are from 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. If you would like to help, please call at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

Corry Herrman
Blood Drive Chair
Great Bend


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