LETTERS TO THE PILOT - 'Awesome' blood drive

Tuesday, March 13, 2001

A special thanks to Jackie Scheidel, student council members, Key Club participants and the health classes for helping us with a successful blood drive!

Ninety-nine volunteers registered to donate and 78 full units of whole blood were collected. In addition, there were 77 first-time donors! That is awesome! Each donor needs to be recognized for his or her commitment to giving the gift of life.

The Siouxland Community Blood Bank serves all the blood needs of our 16 area hospitals and their patients, including Buena Vista County Hospital.

Over 750 donations are needed each week. The only way blood products are made available for area patients is if individuals in our communities volunteer to donate on a regular basis.

Kris Petersen-Hartje

Donor consultant

Siouxland Community

Blood Bank,

Sioux City