drive exceeds goal
“Our goal was set for 79 pints at our blood drive that was held on November 27, 2018” commented Brenda Kaschmitter, Blood Drive Co-Chair, but thanks to our loyal donors and collecting double red cells, we met and surpassed that goal by 9 units!
Once again a big thank you to all the wonderful volunteers; without them this blood drive would not be possible; Judy Forsmann, Joyce Lorentz, Mary Lorentz, Linda Arnzen, Sylvia Uhling and Sally Rehder. The volunteer duties include helping set up, escorting donors, checking in donors and offering maple bars and juice. “We have some of the best volunteers around” said co-chair Donna Quick “including Anna Kaschmitter who is always willing to put our posters up around town”.
Brenda and Donna would also like to extend a really big thank you to the 17 employees from St. Mary’s Hospital & Clinics for their support of the blood drive by coming in and donating. And thanks to St. Mary’s Hospital for supplying the maple bars for our donors, and for loaning us the maintenance crew for setting up and taking down the tables and chairs. We had 3 first time donors and they were Levi Lustig, Carson Forsman and Kathleen Dahlsrud; we hope that donating blood will become a lifelong habit for all of them.
“We hope to see all our past donors as well as some new donors at our next blood drive which will be on January 29, 2019,” said Kaschmitter. “If you would like to make an appointment please feel free call me at 962-3251.”