Letter to the Editor

Red Cross thanks

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

On behalf of the American Red Cross, we wish to express our deep appreciation and say “thank you” to every donor, volunteer and support person who participated in the Jan. 31 blood drive in Spirit Lake. A special thanks go to Grace Lutheran Church for providing a wonderful place for this to happen and a big “thank you” goes to Hy-Vee for the fabulous cookies they provided.

The weather was nice and many were out. We had 41 donors, seven deferrals, 39 pints of red blood cells, two first time donors and five for 10 power red cells.

You all made a difference in someone’s life and your generosity is most appreciated by those needing transfusions in trauma situations and for on-going treatment of chronic life-threatening illnesses. Blood is in very short supply and we are in desperate need.

Mark your calendar for May 14, and let’s make this an even more successful drive.

Julie Lande and Karen Dokken, Co-chairs