Red Cross Drives Surpass Goals


Two American Red Cross blood drives were held in Bond County last week. Each drive surpassed the collection goal that was set by the Red Cross.

Last Tuesday the Village of Pocahontas sponsored a blood drive collecting 30 units of whole blood. The Red Cross had set a goal of 25 units. Thirty-six prospective donors registered. Mary Gaffner earned a 12-gallon (96 units) pin and Emily Doty received a blood drop pin as a first-time donor.

Last Thursday VFW Post #1377 sponsored an American Red Cross drive collecting 38 units of whole blood and six units of red blood cells. The Red Cross had established a goal for the drive of 34 units of whole blood and four units of red blood cells. Forty-eight prospective donors registered.

Matt Kapp earned a 25-gallon (200 units) pin; Marlene Roethemeyer was presented a 20-gallon (160 units) pin; Gary Willman and Mark Gasser were each awarded a 13-gallon (104 units) pin; Dale Feltmeyer earned an 11-gallon (88 units) pin; Larry Martin was awarded a 10-gallon (80 units) pin; Ruth Baldwin was presented a nine-gallon (72 units) pin; Sherri Beckham was awarded a six-gallon (48 units) pin; Joseph Gruen was presented a four-gallon (32 units) pin; and Robert Kulhan earned a three-gallon (24 units) pin. Sue Stone was presented a blood-drop pin as a first-time donor.

Donald Doll, Jim Cruthis, and Bobby Suess each donated two units of red blood cells.

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