Giving blood has always been a part of Aleta Ehrlich’s life. Her mother, she remembers, regularly volunteered for the Red Cross Bloodmobile. Then, later in life, she both gave and received blood. Every six to eight weeks, Great Bend’s St. Rose Catholic Church auditorium and the parish hall at Prince of Peace Parish Center fill with donors coming to give life-saving blood at regular Red Cross blood drives. Thanks to Aleta’s efforts there are plenty of people to greet, register, escort and feed these donors.