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Blood drive surpasses goals

September 18, 2018

A big thank you goes out to the people that come in and donate blood at the last two blood drives held in the Holiday Day Inn Express. We surpassed our goal at both drives, collecting 305 units. We want to thank all of the people that donated blood in the year of 2017. Just at our drive held at the Holiday Inn at the six drives during the year we collected 916 units. Just think how many lives were saved by the people in Gage county that come every drive and all of the new donors that have started donating. Job well done.

To all of the people that come out and help at each drive and to all of the new ones that have joined us. Cookies were donated by the Merry Modern, Sunshine Gals and Seldom Idle Extension Clubs. Donuts were donated by Casey’s and Sunrise Bakery. Thank you to Honor Society students that came out to help set up and unload and loat the equipment - Ashton Sandman, Madison Witulski, Hannah Rinne, Veronica Pinkerton, Bladen Bayless, Hannah Lytle, Whitney Schwisow, Bailey Green, Alexis Schwartz, Jaslin Blythe, Ally Thavenet, and Wyat Blum. We appreciate these students coming out to help us.

Gallon pins were awarded to the following people: One Gallon - Arnold Adams II, Nicole Allen, Tammie Hartman, Brandon Creek, Connie Arena, Two Gallon - Ann Manes, Sam Dieberger, Steve Wehmer, Robert Koenig, Jimmy Troxel, Kurt Hilzengar, Jenna Fehringer, Sazrah Sabatka, Mary Ratigan. Three Gallon - Alex Fehringer, Elizabeth Spilker, Alicia Ebling, Four Gallo - James Goodman, Gina Weishahn, Melody Oden, Veanna Jurgens Six Gallon - Dorothy McCellan, Robert Schmidt Seven Gallon - Rick Timmerman, Alan Weise, Eight Gallon - Connie Oltman, Nine Gallon - Teresa Agena, Ten Gallon - Mark Freese, Charles Whitehead Eleven Gallon - Dean Damme, Jerome Riemer, Marilyn Root, Gary Weise, Matt Schmidt, Carlyn Koenig, John Thimm, Twelve Gallon - Leonard Grof, Kenny Kleveland, Glen Baker, Betty Norton, Fourteen Gallon - Art Schuster, Twenty five Gallon - John Bartles. First Time donors were - Stacy Colgrove, Terra Weise. Thanks to all of these that received pins for being regular donors.

Our next blood drive will be on Oct. 31 from noon to 6 p.m. and Nov. 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan to come out and “Give the Gift of Life” that only you can give. Go to “wwwredcrossblooddrive/rapid pass ” and fill out the health history on the day that you give and it will speed up your process.

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