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 didn’t reach our goal of 91 last Monday due to the computer problems and the water being shut off. Those of you who missed giving a donation, please consider giving on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the American Legion at 1101 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. This will keep you on schedule and within your 56 days until the next drive on Jan. 17th. 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 Monday, Nov. 15th. 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 of your help and volunteers. Also, thank you to Dairy Queen for the great ice cream you provided for us. And the Trustees at Barton County for their help in unloading the truck in the morning.
Please call 1-800-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 Jan. 17, 2022. Appointments only.
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