Blood drive


MENDOTA – The American Red Cross held a blood drive on Aug. 22 at the Mendota Moose Family Center. The goal for the day was 57 and there were 64 good units collected. There were 51 whole blood donations and 13 double red cell donations. Elizabeth Widolff reached the one gallon mark and David Jones reached 50 gallons.

Several volunteers helped the day run smoothly: Paddy Schwemlein, Henrietta Klein, Margy Frey, Pat Klaffer, Peg Mathesius-Cerveny, Sandy Schroeder, Rita Jones, Fern Burger, Kristi Carroll, and Lori Simonton. Black Bros. Co. sponsored BBQ, egg salad sandwiches and all the extras. Mendota Subway once again donated sandwiches for the donor luncheon. Desserts were provided by Marlene Simonton, Leann O’Brien, Margy Frey, Kristi Carroll, and Lori Simonton.  

The next bloodmobile will be held on Tuesday, Oct. l7 at the Mendota Moose Family Center. If you would like to make an appointment or have questions, please call Lori at (815) 866-3582.