Letter to the Editor

Donor appreciation

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Spirit Lake, you really blew it out of the water this blood drive! We had a goal of 46 and a total unit count of 56! What a fun and profitable day on the 19th of October. We had 56 sign up, only four no shows, seven deferrals, one walk in, and six power reds for 12 units. This is outstanding and I commend all of you.

On behalf of the American Red Cross, I wish to express my deep appreciation and say "Thank You" to all the volunteers and donors. Those volunteering were, Shirley Gillespie, Grace Gerdes, Judy Jensen, JoAnn Gano, Marian Morse and DeNeitt Van Den Broeke. A special thinks to Carol Banta for coordinating in my absence.

Our blood banks are dangerously low and because we cannot manufacture blood, it is so important to do what we can to increase our supply.

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.

Mark your calendar for Jan. 25, 2021, and let's exceed our goal again. I know we can do it!

Karen Dokken

Local blood drive chairman

American Red Cross