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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, Monday September 19th, 2011. There were 147 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.
David Hoelscher received a one-gallon pin and receiving a two-gallon pin was Ron Frederick. Three-gallon pins were given to Harold Riddle, Angela Peppiatt and Chris Scheideman. A four-gallon pin was given to Dan Stafford and 10-gallon pins were received by Ted King, Kathy Collicott and Barbara Speich. Receiving a 13-gallon pin was John W. Meyer and David Bahr received his 19-gallon pin. (That is 152 pints!) Receiving a 21-gallon was is Merita Rice. (that is 168 pints). That’s 320 pints between David and Merita! Wow! Keep it up!
This is a lifetime of giving. Thank you to both of you for giving blood for all of these years. It is well appreciated by many. First time donors were Carol Ordonez and Heidi Stoskopk. We hope all of you will be back in Novemer for the next drive.
We look forward to saving more lives at our next drive Nov. 14. Due to scheduling this drive will be at The River of Life Church at 1219 Main. If you would like to help, please call at 792-2580.
Corry Herrman,
Blood Drive chair,
Great Bend