Chinook Holds A Successful Red Cross Blood Drive

 

November 29, 2023

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Chinook Blood Drive

On November 14, 2023 the Chinook community hosted the Red Cross Blood Drive. We had 51 donors registered with 45 productive units. We had 6 first time donors: Addison Olsen, Alexus Seymour, Hope Huckabee, Robert Reid, Leonard McKee, and Cheyenne Weigand. Thank you for becoming donors and giving such a valuable gift.

Door prizes were awarded to Tess Langford, Addison Olsen, Sandi Boardman, Jennifer Allen, Julia Briere, Crystal Huckabee, Leonard McKee and Stephanie Grimes.

The Canteen was hosted by the Ladies of the Alliance Church. Judy Johnson, Roxanne Townsend and Linda Thompson did a wonderful job keeping the drive running smoothly and getting everyone checked in. Thank you all for volunteering your time to such an important cause.

This blood drive saw many families coming in to donate. The Huckabee family had three members donating - Crystal and her two children, Brenden and Hope. Crystal McKee and her son, Leonard, as well as Tess Langford and her daughter, Addison and Josh Nordboe and his son, Jackson, all came in to donate as well.

Special thanks goes out to Rhett and Ryder Hofeldt, Lane Ward and Westin Paulson for all their help cleaning up and hauling tables and chairs. They were hard workers and very respectful young men. Thank you for volunteering your time.

Also, big thanks go out to Faye Friede and the school for helping promote the Blood Drawing. It was great to see so many young donors.

Our next Blood Drive is January 9, 2024 at the Community Commercial Building at the fairground in Chinook from 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Donors with all blood types are needed. Demand for blood during the holiday coincides with lower availability of donors due to vacation and holiday activities, seasonal illness, school breaks and severe weather. So please, mark it on your calendar and come make a donation.

Appointments are highly encouraged by the Red Cross. If you have not made an appointment to donate, you can go Online at redcrossblood.org or call 18007332767 (1800REDCROSS). Walk in donors are always welcome.

 
 

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