The American Red Cross would like to say thank you to all volunteer blood donors on behalf of the people whose lives have been saved by donated blood.
Our recent blood drive in Cadiz, our annual Donor Recognition blood drive, captured the spirit of sharing with others less fortunate. We were thrilled to have almost 150 participants, and were able to collect 114 pints of life saving blood (some would be donors are unable to give due to low iron counts and other medical reasons). This is the highest total for the Cadiz blood drive in four years!
Congratulations and thanks go to Al and Nancy Eble and all the Red Cross volunteers in Trigg County for their dedication to saving lives. We also owe a special debt of gratitude to St. Stephen’s for the outstanding support of the blood program over the years.
The challenge of maintaining a safe, adequate blood supply is ongoing. Research shows that the need for blood in America will continue to increase by five to six percent each year. This shows just how much the Red Cross depends on the support of volunteer blood donors to keep blood available for patients when the need it the most.
Remember, blood recipients are someone’s child, mother, brother, or grandparent. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 15, 2005, for the next blood drive and plan to share the give of life again
American Red Cross