41 donate at blood drive in Jamestown

A blood drive was held for Vitalant.

JSSP Blood Drive
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First United Methodist Church hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on April 25 which collected 48 units of blood products for patients in need.

Forty-six individuals volunteered to donate blood, and 41 individuals were able to donate at the drive. Five donors gave Power Red Cells, where two units of red blood cells are collected while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution to the donor. One person volunteered for the first time.
Vitalant expressed its gratitude to Sharone Caine, who coordinated the drive, and First United Methodist Church, which sponsored the blood drive, along with those who assisted with the drive: Carol McIlravy, Janet Thielman, Jay Nitschke, and Don Caine.

Vitalant strives to keep a five-day supply of every blood type on the shelf at all times to be able to meet the needs of patients across the region. Vitalant is the only blood provider to nearly 70 hospitals across the region.

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