Special to the Times-Record
A total of 79 people volunteered to donate blood, and 66 were able to give during Valley City’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 Savior’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 Savior’s Lutheran Church.
Donations will help meet the blood needs of many patients in 96 area hospitals served by United Blood Services.