A total of 44 people volunteered to donate blood, and 33 able to give during Langdon’s October 17th blood drive. Two people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine that collects two units of red blood cells which resulted in 37 total products. Every community and everyone within each community has a stake in an adequate blood supply. To meet the needs of local patients United Blood Services needs to recruit 250 blood donors every day! Blood will be available only because of blood drive sponsors, coordinators, and volunteer donors. Blood donors are eligible to donate blood every 56 days. There were two people who volunteered for their first time.
Dennis Horpestad coordinated the drive and Langdon Knights of Columbus sponsored and assisted with recruiting donors, publicity, providing refreshments, and registering donors. Others who assisted the day of the drive were: Karyl Kempel and Dean Agnes. Space to hold the drive was provided at St. Alphonus Church.
The blood collected at this drive will help meet the needs of patients in 68 hospitals served by United Blood Services in this region. To sign up for your next life-saving blood donation appointment, please go to www.unitedbloodservices.org.
Blood is for sharing; you have truly given the “Gift of Life.”