New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Blood drive brings in 37 volunteers


September 30, 2019

New Rockford hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on Sept. 16 at St. Johns Catholic Church. A total of 41 units of blood products were collected for patients in need.

That day, 37 individuals volunteered to donate blood. Five of those donors 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. Four people volunteered for the first time.

Vitalant expressed gratitude to Sharon Lesmeister, who coordinated the drive, and St. Johns Catholic Church which sponsored the blood drive. Others...

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