It was a full house at the Atwood American Legion Red Cross Blood Bank on Thursday, March 26. A total of 44 pints of blood were donated.
By Doris Elmore
Edie Brandenburg, chairperson of the Atwood American Legion Auxiliary Red Cross Blood Drive, was overjoyed with the number of people who braved the scare of the corona virus and came to give blood at the blood drive on Thursday, March 26, at the United Church of Atwood.
A total of 45 people came to the drive and four were deferred, making a total of 44 pints of blood given. Three people were first time donors and three people were able to give double. Bev Obert, auxiliary volunteer, took each person’s temperature as they came in. She stated that no one had a temperature.
The auxiliary was pleased there were as many walk-ins as there were appointments. Red Cross personnel were very pleased with the outpouring of donors.
A simple “Thank You” seems inadequate to everyone who helped with this important event. The auxiliary would like to thank the legion members and other volunteers who took the tables down in preparation for the Red Cross to arrive, and put them back up when it was over.
Also thanks to everyone who came to donate, you don’t realize what a difference it will make in saving lives.
Auxiliary members giving their time to host this event included Edie Brandenburg, Bev Obert, Dorothy Clough, president of the auxiliary, Jessie Yoder and Carolyn Sanders.