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Thank you for successful blood drive
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Dear Editor,
Thank you to everyone who participated in the American Red Cross blood drive Monday November 11th. We reached our goal of 130 with 135 giving blood. We can feel proud we did our civic duty and helped to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patiepts in hospitals throughout our area. We thank all of you for your time and effort and for your donations of blood. We hope you all will look forward to saving more lives at our next blood drive Monday, January 6th. 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 you give back to your community and help patients in your community.
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.
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! We want to thank each of you for being a part of this lifesaving experience. Especially St. Rose Parish for the use of their facilities and the great soup made and donated by The First Christian Church. Also Dairy Queen for the wonderful ice cream and Enrev for the fresh bottled water they always provide. And we can’t forget the RSVP people. Without them where would we be? A special thanks to them. Fort Zarah Unit brought lots of cookies to share. Thank you all!!! Also a big thank you for the Trustees from Barton County. They were a great help setting up and cleaning up afterwards. This is a really big help to us.
First of all I would like to give a Big thank you to Milton Rice. He has donated 25 gallons. That is amazing! That would be 200 pints. We want to thank you, Milton for your life long commitment of your blood donations. Also receiving gallon pins were Charles Austin for his nine-gallon pin and Rhonda Penka for her 14-gallon pin. Jim Juergensen received his 16-gallon pin. This is great! We hope to see all of you back at the next drive.
We look forward to saving more lives at our next drive Monday, January 6th, at St Rose Parish. If you would like to help, please call at 1-800-GIVELIFE.
Corry Herrman
Blood Drive Chair