STAFF BLOG DIRTY LAUNDRY Out for blood
I was reminded today that type O blood is considered universal, and therefore, always needed. It also made me realize that not only have I been doing my part by donating O+ blood, I also gave birth to... Posted on 3/25/10 at 10:49 AM
Jamestown’s next blood drive will be held on Wednesday and Thursday. The drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Ave Maria Village Barthel Room. It is sponsored by Jamestown Kiwanis and Ave Maria.
A blood drive is planned from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Barnes County North-Spiritwood gym in Spiritwood, N.D. To schedule an appointment, call Jodi Thoreson at 253-7867 or go to www.blood hero.com and enter sponsor code “Spiritwood.”
A total of 38 people volunteered to donate blood and 33 were able to give during Anne Carlsen Center’s Jan. 22 blood drive. Six people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 39 products were collected.
There will be a blood drive from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Spiritwood (N.D.) Elementary School Gym, sponsored by Cargill Malt and the Spiritwood Betterment Club.
Call Ray Albrecht for details, or to schedule an appointment, at 701-253-7860.
Tom Rettig, blood drive coordinator, reports the turnout for the recent blood drive held at Medina High School. Thirty-five people volunteered to donate their blood to help patients in this area, and 27 units of blood were actually drawn during the drive. There were eight first-time donors.
The blood drive was sponsored by the student council.
A United Blood Services blood drive is planned to take place from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 523 Fourth Ave. S.E., Jamestown.
Anyone 16 or older and weighing at least 110 pounds can donate, even if the person is taking vitamins, hormones, birth control pills, diet pills or antibiotics (for acne).
A total of 150 people volunteered to donate blood, from which 132 units were collected during Jamestown’s recent two-day blood drive. Thirty donors donated on the automated 2RBC machine, which collects two units of red blood cells at once. Thirteen donors donated for the first time.
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