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Thank you for supporting Red Cross blood program
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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, January 7th. There were 115 people who came in to share their life-giving blood. We can feel proud we did our civic duty and helped to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients in hospitals throughout our area. A thanks to all.
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 lifesaving experience. Especially St. Rose Parish for the use of their facilities. Also Dairy Queen for the great ice cream and En-Rev for the fresh bottled water they always provide. Also a big thank you for the Trustees from Barton County. They were a great help setting up and clean up afterwards. This was a really big help to us.
Receiving gallon pins were Jim Queen and Marissa O’Conner and receiving a seven-gallon pin was Ken Hickel. Receiving an eight-gallon pin was Tom Goetz and a thirteen-gallon pin was Cheryl Ann Resner. WOW! that’s 104 pints. We hope to see you continue donating. We had three first time donors and they were David LeRoy, Leslie LeRoy and Ariel Hams. I hope to see all of you come back Monday, March 4th.
We look forward to saving more lives at our next drive, Monday, March 4th, at St Rose Parish. If you would like to help, please call at 1-800-GIVE LIFE.
Corry Herrman
Blood Drive Chair