January 15, 2009

Donors Give 94 Units at January 6th Blood Drive

The community blood drive held on January 6th for the American Red Cross was a great success. Ninety-four units of blood were collected with three units coming from first-time donors Beth Dalton, Ed Good and Kermit Martin.

The following donors are recognized for reaching their respective donation goals:

One-gallon pins were awarded to William H. Atwater, Sr. and Cynthia Van Hoozen;

Two-gallon pins were awarded to Mary Ransford and Lee Jones, Jr.;

Jeffery Behrens and Gary Neagle earned their three-gallon pins while Crystal Riebel earned her four-gallon pin and Marie Alexander, her seven-gallon pin;

Harlo L. Donelson earned his 12-gallon pin, which is roughly equivalent to the total number of units collected in this current drive.

Exceeding this mark were Mary Morgan who was awarded her 14-gallon pin and Rodney Day who has reached the remarkable goal of 20 gallons.

“Congratulations and thank you for your consistent commitment,” said media coordinator for the drive Dan Hite. “May your efforts encourage others to consider giving to this life-saving cause.”

Additional community support for the blood drive came in the form of the the generous supply of homemade cookies from the First Christian Church and the sandwiches courtesy of US Bank.

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