Letter: Thanks to those who made blood donations in June

Published 10:20 am Monday, June 13, 2016

The Southeast Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross would like to thank the many blood donors who helped make the June 2016 Austin Community Blood Drive a success. A total of 182 units were collected during the 3-day draw! Congratulations to donors who received milestone pins, including one 21 gallon and one 17 gallon!

Special thanks to the VFW and volunteers for their help with set-up and cleanup. Also thanks to the following businesses for their contributions and support: Austin Hy-Vee Food Store, Jim’s Marketplace Foods, Austin Daily Herald, Rochester Post-Bulletin, KAUS Radio; and to all area businesses who help promote our blood drives. A very special thanks to staff and members of the Austin National Guard Armory for the use of their facilities for the drive.

Mark your calendar for the next Austin Community Blood Drive scheduled for August 8,9, & 10, 2016 at the Austin Armory. Contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or online at www.redcrossblood.org for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Cheryl Bellrichard,

Blood Drive Coordinator, American Red Cross