61 units collected at Red Cross blood drive


MENDOTA – The American Red Cross held a blood drive on March 7 at the Mendota Moose Family Center.

There were 61 good units collected. There were 45 whole blood and 16 double red cell donations. There were four first time donors – Darrell Adkins, Miles Ripsky, Brenda Deery and Karen Cater. There were also several multi gallon donors – John Robeson-1 gallon, Jacob Atherton-2 gallons, Scott McCoy-4 gallons, Kevin Sporleder-6 gallons, Howard Brauhn-7 gallons, Bonnie Pakenham-15 gallons and Thomas Schuhler-27 gallons. Your time and donation are greatly appreciated.

Volunteers for the day were Paddy Schwemlein, Margy Frey, Jodi Manning, Lori Schlesinger, Peg Mathesius-Cerveny, Kathi Stamberger and Lori Simonton. Mendota Subway once again donated sandwiches for the luncheon and Black Bros. Co. also sponsored egg salad sandwiches, BBQ, and chips for the drive.  Desserts were furnished by Paddy Schwemlein, Margy Frey, Kathi Stamberger, Marlene Simonton and Lori Simonton.

The next bloodmobile will be held on Tuesday, May 2 at the Mendota Moose Family Center. If you would like to make an appointment or have questions, please call Lori at 815-866-3582