Letter to the Editor

Blood drive results

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I wanted to share the Spirit Lake blood drive results from Tuesday, Sept. 6. We had 20 donors register, and we collected 22 units that will save up to 66 lives.

Donors who also reached milestones:

David Nelson -- 5 gallons

Chad Klein -- 2 gallons

Maurine Montag -- 2 gallons

John Salewske -- 1 gallon

There were others that attended the drive, but didn't have a chance to register, and I want to apologize for that. We unfortunately started collecting blood multiple hours behind schedule. We are committed to being better than this and will be in the future. I cannot thank the blood donors of Spirit Lake and the surrounding areas enough for their commitment to saving lives through blood donation.

The next blood drive in Spirit Lake is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Dickinson County Community Building. Schedule an appointment today at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or by calling 1-800-287-4903.

Alex Wiggs

LifeServe Blood Center