New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Holiday blood drive nets 67 units


December 10, 2018

First Lutheran Church hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, on Nov. 29 in New Rockford which helped collect a total of 67 units of blood for patients in need.

A total of 62 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 57 individuals were able to donate. A total of 10 donors also came forward to donate Power Red Cells (2RBC) which collects two units of red blood cells while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution back to the donor. There were five people who volunteered for the first time.

Vitalant expressed their gratitude to Gail Weisenburger, who co...

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