Exceed Goal of 47 with 61 Units Collected

Article Date:  August 20, 2013


Thanks to everyone who donated blood at The American Red Cross blood drive on August 15, 2013.  The drive was co-sponsored by Hermann Area District Hospital & St. George Home and School and was held in the St. George Gymnasium where 61 pints of blood were collected.  Each pint of blood can be divided into three components—red cells, platelets and plasma—giving our blood drive the possibility of impacting 183 lives.  While it is impossible at the time of donation to know how that specific donation will be used, there are more uses for blood than many people realize. Whole blood often is needed for surgery patients and trauma victims. For example, a single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood. The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.  Cancer patients may also need significant amounts of blood. More than one million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.  To learn more about how donating blood can help a patient in need go to www.redcrossblood.org  Thanks again to those of you who gave a part of yourself to help patients in need. The next drive you are eligible to donate at is October 10, 2013 - People's Savings Bank - Rhineland, MO.   1-6pm.  Below is the list of donor we want to recognize.  Jannette Rader, Larry Scheible, Carol Elsenraat Alicia Winkelmann, Harold Elsenraat, Brett Lampkin, Carla Ridgway, Mary Lee Rost, Mike Dickes, Ron Kraettli, Christi Overkamp, Ruth Prior, Dwight Kohlbusch, Kate Engemann, Denis Baumstark, Kim Kolks, Sandra Hingst, Justine Horton, Richard Jacquin, Shirley Hiatte, Jess McCrae, Kathy Baumstark, Margaret Meyer, Marilyn Grosse, Jamie Epple, Jerome Schaefer, Charlie Brown, Margaret Asher, Pamela York, Mary Beth Strassner, Janet Hart, Allen Speckhals, Tonia Englert, Marilyn Overkamp, Alan Landrum, Jim Coghlan, Jovita Klott, Bonnie Ekermann, Wayne Bruckerhoff, Michele Shepard, Mary Bickmeyer, Della Hill, Julia Jacobs, Sharon Havis, Robin Overkamp, Ruth Schaefer, Laurie Fredrick, Carol Brandt, Nick Mundwiller, Mary Borgmeyer, Lynn Bucher, Kath Jones, Mark Derby, Jerry Streed, Kara Emmons, Jean Held, Margaret Coulter, Thomas Worland, Stephanie Anderson, Heather Edwards Tanya Laboube, Walter Els, Shirley Schoening, Julia Kopp, Jerry Scheible, Nathan Kopp.