Thanks to all the wonderful blood donors who volunteered their time to make a life-saving blood donation at the recent Centerville Community blood drive. A total of 35 people registered to donate blood. A special thanks also goes out to Rose Cunningham and TTT AS and the Hospital Auxiliary for helping to organize and sponsor this blood drive. Committed volunteers are the key to maintaining the blood supply in our local community.
The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank in April, 2010 to become LifeServe Blood Center. As one of the 15th largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center provides blood and blood products to 87 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. LifeServe is committed to providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients. Eligible blood donors must be at least 16 years old, should weigh at least 120 pounds and should be in general good health. For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call (800) 287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.
Registering the donors were Betty Owca and Patty Albright, working in the canteen were Patti Timmons, Cindy Keene, Rosemary Porter and Ruth Ann Dickerson. Sandwiches were furnished by Terry Clark and Cindy Keene. Advertising was done by the Daily Iowegian, KCOG, Community 1st Credit Union, Larry Bettis, posters and church postcards by Rose Cunningham, and caller was Rose Cunningham.
Donors were Ed Smith, Jack DalPonte, Lois Heartley, Clarissa Henshaw Thomas, Marlin Armstrong, Rebecca Morrow, Larry Royer, Elizabeth Nichols-Hofert, Royal Simmons, Sharon Sheston, Linda Rhodes, Sandra Finch, Richard Wakefield, Ann Ladu, Kris Koestner, Larry Peek, Rhonda Peek, Deborah Egeland, Patricia Timmons, Siera Rummans, Wayne Hamilton, Tracy Wendland, Maureen Valentine, Avery Hutton, Rhonda Moore, Mona Berry, Samantha Hartman, Thelma Smothers, Nick Hindley, Sherri Doggett, Carlo Cossolotto, Rachel Cortesio, Sheila Selix, Brenna Hilton and Jesse Stufflebeam.