The Bloodmobile held on Monday, July 22, at the Wilkommen Park Pavilion was a success.
We received 145 unites of blood. Our goal was 120 units. There were 14 rejects.
I want to thank everyone that helped with the draw – The VFW Auxiliary Ladies that called everyone on the Red Cross sponsor list for appointments; the VFW ladies that worked at the pavilion on Monday; Earl Keusemann and Richard Kroells for helping unload the truck; Doug Kayser and the Boy Scouts that loaded the truck in the evening; Richard Kroells for driving blood in the afternoon to the Blood Center in St. Paul; McDonalds for the orange drink and cups; Bongards Creamery for the cheese we served to the donors; and the NYA Times and Glencoe Radio Station for the publicity. Last, but not least, all the donors that took time from their busy schedules to come and donate their blood.
The Red Cross gave pins to people that had donated gallons of blood. Mark Holliday and Rod Riegel received 1-gallon pins; Pam Marntenffel, Shannon Schaefer and Andy Teubert received 2-gallon pins; Richard Nemitz received a 3-gallon pin; Tammy Zellman received a 4-gallon pin; Dennis Stoks received a 5-gallon pin; Lance Kloempken received a 6-gallon pin; Sheila Molz received an 8-gallon pin; Shirley Herrmann received a 9-gallon pin; Brian Clark and Barb Droege received 13-gallon pins; and Roger Feltmann received a 15-gallon pin.
Many thanks to all these people that came to all the local blood drives.