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Blood drive was a success
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Dear Editor,
The American Red Cross would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to you and your 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,
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,
Thank you to everyone who participated in the American Red Cross Blood Drive Nov. 14. There were 126 people who came in to share their life-giving blood. Our goal was 170 so maybe next Blood Drive we can make our goal. 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 life saving experience.
Brent Rensch, Felicity Chism and Michael Eye all received their one-gallon pins. Receiving a two gallon pin is David W. Schneider and receiving three-gallon pins were Richard Elmore and Gerald Postlewaite. Matthew Allen and Diane V. Fischer received five-gallon pins and receiving seven-gallon pins were Jean Clair and Mary Thurman. There were three who received their 11-gallon pins and they were Donnie Lang, Gary Burke and Charles Chism. That’s 264 pints between the three of you. Great job.
We hope to see all of you for the next drive Jan. 23rd. Thank you to all who have taken the time to donate. It is well appreciated by many.
We look forward to saving more lives at our next drive Jan. 23. The blood drive will be back at St. Rose on Broadway and Baker again. If you would like to help, please call at 792-2580.
Corry Herrman,
blood drive chair,
Great Bend