Special to the Times-Record
A total of 79 people volunteered to donate blood, and 66 were able to give during Valley Cityâ€™s blood drive. Fourteen people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 80 products were collected. One of the donors gave for their first time.
The Rev. Randy Schlecht coordinated the drive, and Our Saviorâ€™s Lutheran Church sponsored and assisted with recruiting donors, publicity, providing refreshments, and registering donors. Others who assisted the day of the drive were: Mavis Dilts, Naomi Schlecht, Jan Stowman, Elsie Keys, Helen Friestad and Bev Loken. Space to hold the drive was provided at Our Saviorâ€™s Lutheran Church.
Donations will help meet the blood needs of many patients in 96 area hospitals served by United Blood Services.