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Havre Red Cross Blood Drive a great success

Judy Vosen

Local Red Cross Blood Drive volunteer coordinator

The recent Havre Community Red Cross Blood Drive held at St. Jude Parish Center Monday, July 24, was once again a success. There were 103 units collected, 12 of which were double red cell units, more commonly known as Power Red units. Once again there were a few first-time donors this month. Yay, Havre community donors!

Thank-you is given to the First Lutheran Church volunteers for providing a selection of delicious sandwiches, and thank-you to Stockman Bank for providing very tasty fresh-made cookies. And, as always, the Red Cross provided a selection of snacks, juices and water for the donors. You may continue to look forward to and to enjoy fresh sandwiches and cookies at future blood drives provided by other local service groups.

I apologize for not getting a report to the Havre Daily News following the previous drive, which was held May 8. It saw 96 units collected, and three first-time donors! Delicious ham sandwiches were made and provided by Scott Doney and family of Havre Lions, and yummy cookies were provided by Infinity Bakery.

A very special thank-you goes to all the donors who so selflessly gave of their time to provide the life-saving gift of blood for people they don't even know and very likely will never meet.

If you would like to join the ranks of these every day heroes, you may schedule an appointment at the next blood drive by calling 1-800-RedCross. Or you can go online to click on "Find a Drive", and enter the sponsor code "havre," You can download the Red Cross Blood Donor app to your smart phone or tablet and get an appointment and pre-register the day of donation to speed things up a bit at the blood drive. If you have never donated, there is also information on that site informing potential donors what they might expect when donating.

The next Havre Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, at St. Jude Parish Center. There are several other bloods drives that same week in the Havre area, so be sure check the site or to ask the representative you speak with should a different drive better suit your schedule. See you in September!


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