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Thanks to blood donors
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To the Editor:

We want to thank everyone who participated in the American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, November 20. We missed our goal by one but got 69, which is great. Those that gave can feel proud; we did our civic duty and helped to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients in hospitals throughout our area. We thank all of you for your time and effort and for your donations of blood. We hope you will continue to donate at future blood drives as well.

I hope you will all look forward to saving more lives at our next drive on Monday, January 22, 2023. If you would like to help, please call 1-800-Give-Life. 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.

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! I want to thank each of you for being a part of this lifesaving experience. Especially St. Rose Parish for use of their facilities and the wonderful volunteers at R.S.V.P., we couldn’t do this drive without you! Also Dairy Queen for the great ice cream. A big thank you to the trustees from Barton County for the set up before the drive and the clean up after. The ladies from the Trinity Lutheran Church provided the great slider sandwiches and pickles, celery and carrots, which was wonderful and we appreciate this!! Cookies were provided by the Fort Zarah Unit and we love them! Also thank you to Prince of Peace parish staff for setting up and tear down. We appreciate this!!!

We look forward to saving more lives at our next drive on Monday, January 22, 2024. Please keep in mind our blood donations are now collected at St. Rose Parish, 1412 Baker Ave. If you would like to help in any way please call 1-800-Give-Life.

Corry Herrman

Great Bend

Blood Drive Chair