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Donation event chair: Thank you for volunteering to give life-saving blood

Published: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 11:43 a.m. CDT

To the editor:

Thanks to all the wonderful blood donors who volunteered their time to make a life-saving blood donation at the recent Kellogg and Killduff Communities blood drive.  A total of 27 people registered to donate blood, and 27 units of bolood were collected at this blood drive. 

A special thanks goes out to the Kellogg Lions Club and Richland Grange for helping to organize and sponsor this blood drive. Members helped to set up and put the Cabin back together, as well as Grangers who manned the Canteen.

Committed volunteers are key to maintaining the blood supply in our local community. One of our donors who had donated double reds at the previous Blood Drive had a need to receive two units within the next month. We know how much appreciated it is that the blood supply is available.

The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank in April 2010 to become LifeServe Blood Center. As one of the 15 largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center provides blood and blood products to 87 hospitals located across Iowa Nebraska and South Dakota.

LifeServe is committed to providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients. Eligible blood donors must be at least 16 years old, should weigh at least 120 pounds and should be in general good health.

For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

Marilyn Berthelsen

Donation Event Chairwoman

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