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Thank your 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 do nors. 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 November 12, 2012. There were 116 people who came in to share their life-giving blood. Our goal was 145 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 lifesaving experience. Especially St. Rose Church who let us use their facility. En-Rev provided the fresh bottled water as they always do. We also had the great ice cream from our local Dairy Queen. R.S.V.P. was a lot of help, which they always are. We couldn’t do it without you. Also, a big thank you to the Trustees from Barton County. They were a great help setting up for the Blood Drive. This was a really big help to us.
We hope to see all of you for the next drive January 7, 2013. Thank you to all who have taken the time to donate. It is well appreciated by many.
First of all I would like to thank David Bahr for his many years of donating blood. He has given 19 gallons and received his 19 gallon pin at the last Blood Drive in September. That is 152 pints of blood. Keep up the good work!
Receiving a one-gallon pin was Kathy Elliot and two-gallon pins were received by Charles Webster and Ann B. Metzen. A four-gallon pin was received by Leonna Duft and five-gallon pins were received by Dixie Rexwinkle and Harold Riddle. Robin Froetschner received a six-gallon pin and Hilda Roberts received her ten-gallon pin. Patricia M. Demel received her seventeen gallon pin this time. Wow that is 136 pints of blood. Everyone please continue to donate and encourage anyone you can to do it as well. Great job all of you! There were two first time donors and we hope to see you at the next Blood Drive in January.
We look forward to saving more lives at our next drive Monday, January 7, 2013. The Blood Drive will be at St. Rose on Broadway and Baker again. If you would like to help, please call at 792-2580.
Corry Herrman
Blood Drive Chair