Letter: Blood donors help sustain blood supply

Published 6:01 am Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Southeast Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross would like to thank all blood donors who came out to donate blood during the Austin Community Blood Drive, held on Jan. 27-28 at the Austin Holiday Inn. A total of 88 units were collected during this two-day draw!

Thanks to the VFW and volunteers for their help with set-up, and to those who helped with registration and canteen. Special thanks to the Austin Holiday Inn and staff for their hospitality and the use of their facilities for this drive. Also, thanks to the following businesses for their contributions and support: Austin Daily Herald, Rochester Post Bulletin, KAUS Radio, and to all area businesses and organizations that help promote our blood drives.

Blood donors provide the lifeline patients need! The next Austin Community Blood Drive will be June 15-16, 2020, site to be determined at a later date.  Contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or online at www.redcrosssblood.org for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Cheryl Bellrichard
Blood Drive Coordinator, American Red Cross