The Woodbury Lions Club hosted an American Red Cross blood drive on July 15, which produced 65 units of lifesaving blood.
Since each blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives, everyone who participated can feel good knowing they helped save up to 195 lives.
It was a day of milestones. Lions Club Co-Chairman and Red Cross Blood Drive Coordinator, Carl Hirlston, was busy handing out gallon donor pins to all the dedicated blood donors who visited the drive.
The gallon donor pin recipients include:
* Jimmy Alexander, the first person to sign in to donate, gave his 40th pint of blood and received a 5-gallon donor pin.
* Orval Gray received his 7-gallon pin, while his wife, Esther, received her 5-gallon donor pin. In addition to volunteering at the Woodbury Lions Club blood drives, the Grays give their time to Red Cross Disaster Relief and the Cannon County Food Bank.
* Marianne Teresa Sadler received her 2-gallon pin.
In addition, Charles Jennings donated his 19th pint of blood and Lion Charlie Brown gave his 34th pint of blood.
Thank you to the Woodbury Lions Club for their continued support of the Red Cross blood program.
For your convenience, you may now schedule blood donation appointments online at www.redcrossblood.org. You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Donors may subscribe to Red Cross texting by sending redcross to 42227 or registering online at redcrossblood.org.
How to Donate Blood:
Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.org for more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
Orval and Esther Gray.
Charles Jennings donating his 19th pint.
Lion Artie Jean McIntyre pins a 5-gallon pin on Esther Gray.