At a recent American Red Cross Blood Drive in Patrick County, twenty-eight units of whole blood and two units of double reds were collected for a total credit of thirty-two units. That translates to helping as many as 96 patients.
The average wait-time for a donor, from check-in to table, was 15 minutes.
Thanks to all donors who took time out of their day to do their part to help others in need. Always remember, every donor counts and is gratefully appreciated. Every person who presents makes a difference.
After giving blood the American Red Cross suggests all donors drink an extra 4, 8-ounce glasses of liquids, avoid alcohol in the next 24 hours and do not perform any heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for the rest of the day.
Thanks to the devoted volunteers who worked during the blood drive. They were Betty Holt, Jack Vestal, Jesse Mae Vernon, Pauline Tatum, Christine Citrano, Judi Sanburn, and Denise Clark. Thanks, volunteers, for making all donors welcome and comfortable.
Thank you, Jessup & Associates, CPA, a long-time sponsor, for sponsoring this month’s blood drive.
Next month’s blood drive is scheduled on Tuesday, April 9, at Rotary Field in the John D. Hooker Memorial Building; 11 am to 5 pm.
Give blood, give life. Make a difference in your life as well as others in need.
Thank you again, Patrick County, for making the March blood drive a success.
Gene Stirewalt, Patrick County Blood Drive Coordinator