To the editor:
Thank you for supporting blood drives this season.
Every two seconds someone will need blood. That is why supporting blood drives through the American Red Cross is vital – all year long. We were over our goal by 10. This is great as we haven’t made goal in a long time. We need more blood donors constantly because some of our regular donors may be unable to donate and the need is constant.
American Red Cross wants to thank everyone who gave their time to come and donate blood last Monday March 16. I want to thank St. Rose for the use of their auditorium. And RSVP for all of their help. Couldn’t have a blood drive without all your help and volunteers. Also thank you to Dairy Queen for the great ice cream you provide and to En-Rev for the water we give out after the donors have given blood. Fort Zarah Unit provides the cookies served and we thank you ladies for these. The trustees (Barton County) helped with unloading the truck and the set up of the tables and chairs. We truely appreciate this.
Please call 800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment for the next drive. Join your family and friends at St. Rose auditorium for the Great Bend Community Blood Drive Monday, May 18.
Needing a supply of blood is an ongoing thing and Great Bend plays a very important role in helping to ensure that blood is available to the over 100 hospitals served the American Red Cross Central Plains Region. I encourage you to spread the word about the need for and please give as often as possible.
Someone somewhere needs blood and you can help by giving.
Blood Drive Chair