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Thanks for donating blood this week
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To the editor:

We want to thank everyone who participated in the American Red Cross blood drive on Monday Jan. 23. We missed our goal by one but got 78, 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 Monday March 20th, 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 and En-Rev for the fresh bottled water they always provide. 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 Nazarene Church provided the chicken noodle soup, which was wonderful and we appreciate this!! Cookies were provided by the Fort Zarah Unit and we loved them!

We look forward to saving more lives at our next drive Monday March 20. Please keep in mind our blood donations are now collected at St. Rose Parish. If you would like to help in any way please call 1-800-Give-Life.

Corry Herrman, Blood Drive Chair

Great Bend