New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Local blood drive draws 57 units


December 2, 2019

The New Rockford community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, on Nov. 14, at First Lutheran Church, which helped collect a total of 57 units of blood products for patients in need.

A total of 59 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 52 individuals were able to donate at the Vitalant blood drive on Nov. 14. A total of five 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 two people who volunteered for the first time....

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