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LETTERS: Blood drive

To the Editor:

It is wonderful to think of all the lives that will be touched by blood donations given at the American Red Cross blood drive Oct. 27 at Hillsboro. We had 71 people who donated.

I hope each person who came in and bravely donated to help save a life will share this positive experience with someone who has never donated. The number one reason people do not give blood is they are not asked.

Blood shortages are increasingly common as many people who once were regular blood donors, now are in need of medical treatments that require blood. We need more people to make blood donation a routine community responsibility. Donating blood is safe and easy, and something so simple also is so very vital.

Thank you to everyone who made our last blood drive a success, all of the wonderful volunteer blood donors, and the generous community volunteers who make the blood drive itself run so smoothly.

Our next Red Cross blood drive is Dec. 29. If you would like to help, please call one of us.

Thank you again for your contributions to this critical and lifesaving cause.

Gladys Funk, 947-3519
Shirley Kasper, 947-5719

Last modified Nov. 5, 2008