American Red Cross blood drive nets 69 good units


MENDOTA – The American Red Cross held a blood drive on Nov. 15 at the Mendota Moose Family Center.  There were 69 good units collected. There were 54 whole blood and 15 double red cell donations.

Carley Hagemann was a first- time donor. There were also several multi-gallon goals reached - Becky McPheeters-1 gallon, William Krapf and Amy Leffelman-2 gallons, Barb Masterson, Colene Willis and Duane Staus-3 gallons, Jane Wallis-5 gallons and Ronald Brunoehler-42 gallons. Your time and donation are greatly appreciated.

Volunteers for the day were Paddy Schwemlein, Margy Frey, Sandy Schroeder, Lori Simonton, Peg Mathesius-Cerveny, Kathi Stamberger and Lori Schlesinger. Mendota Subway once again donated sandwiches for the luncheon and First State Bank also sponsored egg salad sandwiches, BBQ, and chips for the drive. Desserts were furnished by Schwemlein, Frey, Stamberger, Marlene Simonton and Lori Simonton.

The next bloodmobile will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 at the Mendota Moose Family Center. If you would like to make an appointment or have questions, please call Lori at 815-866-3582

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