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Dear Editor,
Thank you to everyone who participated in the American Red Cross blood drive Monday, Sept. 15th. There were 110 people who came in to share their life-giving blood. We were one short of our goal and we can feel proud that we did our civic duty and helped to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients in hospitals throughout our area. We thank all of you for your time and effort and for your donations of blood. We hope you will all look forward to saving more lives at our next drive, Monday Nov. 10th. The American Red Cross would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all in the community for continuously supporting the Red Cross blood program. Your support is a wonderful example of how to give back to your community and help patients in need.
People commonly underestimate the need for blood and the difference even one donation can make to ensure blood is available when and where it is needed.
As a blood donor or volunteer, each of you has helped the Red Cross fulfill their mission for a safe and ample blood supply. Hospital patients rely on us and we delivered! We want to thank each of you for being part of this lifesaving experience. Especially St. Rose Parish for the use of their facilities and Dairy Queen for the wonderful ice cream. Also Enrev for the fresh bottled water they always provide. The Fort Zarah Unit provided cookies for us, which is always great. And we can’t forget the RSVP people. Without them where would we be? A special thanks to them. Also a big thank you goes to the Trustees from Barton County. They were a great help setting up and cleaning up afterwards. This is a really big help to us.
We look forward to saving more lives at our next drive, Monday November 10th. If you would like to help, please call 792-2580 or 1-800-GIVELIFE.
Corry Herrman, Bloodmobile Coordinator