October 14, 2010

Fall Blood Drive Generates Best Results of 2010

The fall community blood drive held on October 5th for the American Red Cross was a great success with 115 units of blood being collected. This is the largest number of units collected through the blood drives this year, greatly exceeding our communityís goal of 100 units set by the Red Cross.

Special thanks are in order to the twenty-two high-school students who showed up to give blood. Sixteen units were collected from first-time donors. Adding their names to the list are: Samara Brush, Katrina Burgess, Aimee Dale, Chris Doubet, Brandy Franklin, Sarah Garrett, Cameron Harrison, Laden Holt, Mark Johnson, Joshua Keller, Anna Mary Martin, David Lamar Martin, Katie Miller, Catie Shalley, Morgan M. Sites, Sammi Tobler and Richard G. Zimmerman.

The following donors are recognized for reaching their respective donation goals: one-gallon pins were awarded to Sharon K. Bradley and Kayla N. Ebeling; three-gallon pins were awarded to Teresa Cotton, Jo Ann M. Peters, Lois M. Smith, Robert Tinkle, Lori A. Trueblood; a four-gallon pin was awarded to Jeannie L. Childress; seven-gallon pins were awarded to Paula M. Montgomery and Becky J. Norton; eight-gallon pins were awarded to Ronald R. Boyer and Nancy K. Peterson; nine-gallon pins were awarded to Benjie C. Briggs and Rebecca M. Martin; and David M. Ahland was awarded his ten-gallon pin. Congratulations to all the donors who have reached these important milestones in giving and to all first-time donors; may it be the beginning of a lifelong habit of giving.

This is truly a community effort and the following merchants and organizations are recognized for their generous donations in support of the blood drive: the United Methodist Church of Memphis for supplying homemade cookies, Pizza Hut for donating free pizzas to student donors, the Scotland County KIDS CAN volunteer youth organization for providing sandwiches for all donors, and Jís Food for providing orange juice to all donors. Also, a very special thanks to all our local volunteers who served to make the event possible.

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