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  • Chinook Blood Drive September 19 at the Blaine County Fairgrounds

    Carla Jenewein|Sep 13, 2023

    I forgot to do the article after our last drive so am incorporating it with the pre drive article. If you could get this in the week before the drive that would be great. Thanks a bunch. Carla On July 25th, 2023 the Chinook community hosted the Red Cross blood drive. We had 47 donors register with 47 units collected. We registered one first time donor, Daniel Mohar. Two donors reached milestones: Amanda Grebliunas 1 gallon, and Don Ranstrom 17 gallons. Door prizes were awarded to Daniel Mohar, Trisha Merrill, Ken Maley, Reese Elliot, Shellie...

  • Chinook Blood Drive July 25

    Carla Jenewein|Jul 19, 2023

    According to the Red Cross, a recent decline in blood donations may soon make it tough to keep blood products stocked on hospital shelves. We are asking all eligible donors to come forward and give at our upcoming blood drive on Tuesday, July 25th from noon till 6 pm at the community commercial building, 300 Cleveland Road (fairgrounds) in Chinook. Donors with all blood types are needed. Remember, blood is a perishable product that can only come from blood donors like yourself. So please, come roll up your sleeve and give the gift of life. One...

  • Chinook Hosts Blood Drive

    Carla Jenewein|May 24, 2023

    The Chinook community hosted the Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, May 9th. We had 48 donors presenting with 42 productive units on a goal of 46. Great job everyone. We had 3 first time donors: Oliver Standiford, Eleesha Bell and Tess Langford. We also had one donor registering for the first time in a long while, Michelle Sather. We hope this was the first of many donations for all of you. The canteen was hosted by the United Methodist Church. Rita Surber and Cherie Edwards spent the day keeping the plates full. The hard work and time that goes...

  • Blood Drive in Chinook March 7 - Mark Your Calendars!

    Carla Jenewein|Mar 1, 2023

    According to the Red Cross, a recent decline in blood donations may soon make it tough to keep blood products stocked on hospital shelves. We are asking all eligible donors to come forward and give at our upcoming blood drive on Tuesday, March 7th from noon till 6 pm at the community commercial building, 300 Cleveland Road (fairgrounds) in Chinook. Donors with all blood types are needed. Remember, blood is a perishable product that can only come from blood donors like yourself. So please, come roll up your sleeve and give the gift of life. One...

  • Another Successful Blood Drive held in Chinook

    Carla Jenewein|Feb 1, 2023

    The Chinook Community Red Cross Blood Drive was held on Tuesday January 10th at the Chinook Community Commercial Building down at the Blaine County fairgrounds. It was another great success with 57 presenting donors ,55 productive units collected on a goal of 52. We registered 1 first time donor, Simon Wurz, Melanie Qualls reached 7 gallons, Judy Johnson 5 gallons and Don Ranstrom 17 gallons. Those accepting door prizes were: Royce Houtzel, Don Ranstrom, Le Ann Brewer, Mark Weber, Shirley MacKenzie, Nancy Schellin, and Louann Paulsen. The...

  • Chinook Blood Drive - January 10, 2023

    Carla Jenewein|Jan 4, 2023

    Chinook will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 from noon till 6pm at the Chinook Community Commercial Building down at the fairgrounds. This blood drive is a way of giving our community the opportunity to help save lives. Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross. “We urge our community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local h...

  • Chinook Blood Drive another great success!!

    Carla Jenewein|Dec 7, 2022

    The Chinook Community Red Cross Blood Drive was held on Tuesday November 15th at the Chinook Community Commercial building down at the Blaine County fairgrounds. It was another great success. We had 56 presenting donors with 53 units collected on a goal of 45. We registered 1 first time donor, Julia Briere, and Perry Alcorn reached 12 gallons. Those accepting door prizes were: Diana Reishus, Bobbi beck, Lane Hassler, Ann Davies and Walter Waldner. The canteen was hosted by the ladies of the...

  • Chinook Blood Drive a great success!!

    Carla Jenewein|Oct 5, 2022

    The Chinook Community Red Cross blood drive was held on Tuesday September 20th at the Chinook Community Commercial building down at the fairgrounds and was a great success. We had 66 presenting donors and 63 units collected on a goal of 46. We registered 7 first time donors: Sarah Gillett, John Colby, Audrey Turner, Aislinn Handy, Aubree Handy, Paycee Leo and Sandee Leo. Crystal Huckabee reached 4 gallons, Don Ranstrom 17 gallons and Diana Reishus 9 gallons. Those accepting door prizes were Crystal Huckabee, Rita Surber, Sherry Edwards,...

  • Blood Drive Will Be Held Septemeber 30 at the Commercial Building in Chinook

    Carla Jenewein|Sep 14, 2022

    The last two Red Cross blood drives held were a success. The next blood drive is on September 20th from 12 noon-6pm and will be held at the Commercial Building down at the fairgrounds in Chinook. The Chinook community has hosted two blood drives recently. One on May 10th and one on July 19th. Both were a great success with 46 units collected in May on a goal of 45, and 57 units collected in July on a goal of 45. We registered four first time donors in May and two in July. The canteen was hosted by the women of the Methodist Church in May and...

  • Chinook Blood Drive Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    Carla Jenewein|May 4, 2022

    Chinook Blood drive Tuesday May 10th at Waller Hall from 12 noon - 6pm. Face masks are no longer required at blood drives and donation centers as of April 25, 2022. HELP us fill our schedule and save lives. Donors of all blood types are needed. Remember, blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors like yourself. Community members as well as those from surrounding communities are urged to come out and roll up a sleeve to give the gift of life. The donation process only takes about an hour and can make an...

  • Chinook Community Ready to Host March 8 Blood Drive

    Carla Jenewein|Mar 2, 2022

    The Chinook Community has again been recognized by the American Red Cross as one of its Premier Blood Partners for 2021, a prestigious honor, for its support of the community and national blood supply. Last year the Chinook Community helped the Red Cross collect 305 units of blood as part of its commitment to help save lives of patients facing illnesses and injuries in this community and across the country. We are proud to be a part of the Red Cross mission that helps ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients in need. Every day,...

  • American Red Cross Holds another successful Blood Drive

    Carla Jenewein|Jan 19, 2022

    The American Red Cross held it's community blood drive in Chinook on Tuesday January 4th at Waller Hall. Thanks to all of our donors, we collected 38 units on a goal of 40. We had two first time donors, Aspyn Colby and Lane Hassler. We hope this was the first of many donations for you. The canteen was hosted by St Gabriel Catholic Church. Pastor Jack Mattingly and the United Methodist Church once again so graciously provided the site for the drive at Wallner Hall. Set up for the drive was...

  • Chinook Community Blood Drive - November 9

    Carla Jenewein|Nov 2, 2021

    Thankful for your good health? Pass it on! Make your appointment to give blood with the Red Cross at our blood drive on Tuesday, November 9th from 12pm - 6pm at Wallner Hall in Chinook, 330 Ohio (behind the Methodist Church). Currently, the American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage and donations are needed immediately. Your help is vital in filling the empty appointment slots. Healthy individuals are strongly urged to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Eligible donors with types O, B negative or A...

  • Chinook Blood Drive - September 14 at Wallner Hall

    Carla Jenewein|Sep 8, 2021

    The Chinook community will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, September 14th from 12 noon to 6PM at Wallner Hall 330 Ohio (behind the Methodist Church, the door is facing 4th street). To make an appointment to donate you may sign up online at redcrossblood.org. With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor." Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other...

  • SEVERE SHORTAGE ALERT: Healthy blood donors critically needed.

    Carla Jenewein|Jul 14, 2021

    Right now, blood donations are leaving the shelves faster than they’re coming in. That means patients are at risk for delayed surgeries or treatment. Please hurry to book your next appointment! The Chinook community will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday July 20th from 12 noon to 6PM at Wallner Hall 330 Ohio (behind the Methodist Church, the door is facing 4th street). The Red Cross highly recommends appointments, however walk in donors are welcome. There will be additional Red Cross staff available to a...

  • Red Cross Blood Drive in Chinook July 20th

    Carla Jenewein|Jun 30, 2021

    Red Cross Blood Drive is Tuesday July 20, from 12 noon - 6PM. Appointments are highly encouraged by the Red Cross. However, the Red Cross does realize that an appointment is not always possible. Due to the difficulty at the past two drives to accommodate walk-ins, there has been communication between myself and the Senior Donor Recruitment Rep at American Red Cross in Great Falls. He has informed me that they have added additional staff to our blood drive here in Chinook on July 20th so that those walking in CAN donate. We will be giving the...

  • Upcoming Chinook Blood Drive - May 11

    Carla Jenewein|May 5, 2021

    The Chinook community will be hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 from Noon to 6PM at Wallner Hall, 330 Ohio in Chinook (Wallner Hall sits to the west of the Methodist Church. It's entrance is on 4th). Appointments are highly encouraged by the American Red Cross. You can go on-line at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 (1-800-REDCROSS) to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, however available appointment slots for walk-ins are limited so making an appointment will ensure you will be able...

  • Chinook Holds Another Successful Blood Drive

    Carla Jenewein|Mar 17, 2021

    Great turnout Chinook!!! At our recent blood drive on Tuesday March 2nd we had 54 presenting donors with 52 units collected. Because of your generosity 156 lives will be saved. These numbers are really something to celebrate and we are grateful for each and every one of you who made our drive a success. Our walk in slots were limited but I am happy to say we did not have to turn anybody away. Many of our donors chose to preschedule for the May 11th drive and for those of you who didn't and...

  • Chinook Community Blood Drive - March 2nd

    Carla Jenewein|Feb 24, 2021

    The Chinook community will be hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 from Noon to 6PM at Wallner Hall, 330 Ohio in Chinook. Appointments are highly encouraged by the American Red Cross. So, if you have not made an appointment to donate, you can go on-line at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 (1-800-REDCROSS) to schedule one. Walk-ins are welcome, however available appointment slots for walk-ins have been limited at the past two drives so making an appointment will ensure you will be able...

  • Hey Chinook, We Did It!!

    Carla Jenewein|Jan 27, 2021

    Each donation can save up to 3 lives. Because of your generosity, 150 lives will be saved. There were 49 individuals that showed up to donate on Tuesday, January 5th. There were 3 deferrals and 4 Power Reds making our total number of pints donated 50, exceeding our goal of 42 by 8. These numbers are really something to celebrate and we are grateful for each and every one of you who made our success possible. To those walkin's that were turned away due to the high number of appointments, I sincerely apologize and hope that you will continue to...

  • Chinook Community Blood Drive - Nov. 10

    Carla Jenewein|Nov 4, 2020

    The Chinook community will be hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 from Noon to 6PM at Wallner Hall, 330 Ohio in Chinook. Appointments are highly encouraged by the American Red Cross. So, if you have not made an appointment to donate, you can go on-line at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 (1-800-REDCROSS). However, walk-ins are always welcome. There will be walk-in availability throughout the day along with the scheduled appointments. Any healthy person age 18 (or age 16 or 17 with...

  • Chinook Community Hosts Another Successful Blood Drive

    Carla Jenewein|Sep 30, 2020

    On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 The Chinook community hosted the American Red Cross Blood Drive. It was another great turnout. Our schedule was not as full which made more room for walk ins. We had 40 presenters with 37 productive units collected on a goal of 45. The Red Cross is now able to collect Power Red donations at our drives. If you are an eligible type O, B- or A- donor, consider making a Power Red donation. You give two units of blood and only give three times per year rather than six. If interested please contact Carla Jenewein at 357...

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive - September 15

    Carla Jenewein|Sep 2, 2020

    The Chinook community will be hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, September 15th 2020 from Noon to 6PM at Wallner Hall, 330 Ohio in Chinook. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or sign up online at redcrossblood.org. You may also sign in to your Red Cross donor account and sign up there. The Red Cross highly encourages appointments but they have assured us that there will be walk in appointments available if you are unable to make an appointment. Aga...

  • Chinook Blood Drive a HUGE success

    Carla Jenewein|Aug 5, 2020

    On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 The Chinook community hosted the American Red Cross Blood Drive. It was a fantastic turnout. Our schedule was full leaving very little room for walk ins. We had 54 units collected on a goal of 37 with only one deferral. The Red Cross is now able to collect Power Red donations at our drives. If you are an eligible type O, B- or A- donor, consider making a Power Red donation. You give two units of blood and only give three times per year rather than six. If interested please contact Carla Jenewein at 357-8506 as there ar...

  • Chinook Red Cross Blood Drive on July 21,2020 at Wallner Hall

    Carla Jenewein|Jul 15, 2020

    “The American Red Cross is so grateful for partners that continue to stand with us throughout the coronavirus pandemic. While we have been able to meet immediate patient needs, your upcoming drive is essential to ensure a stable blood supply in the weeks to come. Donating blood products is essential to community health and the need for blood products is constant. As part of our nation’s critical infrastructure, healthy individuals can still donate in areas that have issued shelter in place declarations. The Red Cross follows the highest sta...

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