Donors made blood drive a success


The May blood drive was a success. Twenty-six equivalent units of blood were collected, twenty whole blood units and six double-red units. There were two double-red machines available and a full complement of Red Cross staff.

This month’s average wait-time, from “arrival to table,” was 27 minutes.

Thank you to all the donors who took time out of their day to do their part to help others in need. Always remember, every donor counts and it is gratefully appreciated. Every person who presents makes a difference!

Please thank our devoted volunteers who worked so hard to make this blood drive special. They were Laura and Christine Citrano, Patty Brunner, Pauline Tatum, Mary Lou Hall, Juanita Mitchell, Jack Vestal, Betty Holt and Judi Sanburn.

Thank you, Keith Gunter of Roger’s Realty & Auction, a long-time generous sponsor, for sponsoring this month’s blood drive. Without our sponsors it would just be another blood drive.

Next month’s blood drive is scheduled on Tuesday, June 11, at Rotary Field in the John D. Hooker Memorial Building from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Give blood. Give life. Make a difference in your life as well as others in need.

Thank you again, Patrick County, for making the May blood drive a success!     

Gene Stirewalt,

Patrick County Blood Drive Coordinator