Exceed Goal of 55 with 57 Units Collected

Article Date: August 19, 2014


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 held in the St. George Gymnasium where 57 pints of blood were collected, 71 people who presented to donate. Hats off to the 7 (seven) first time donors!  Each pint of blood can be divided into three components—red cells, platelets and plasma—giving our blood drive the possibility of impacting 171 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 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 9th- People's Savings Bank - Rhineland, MO.   1-6pm.  Below is the list of donor we want to recognize. Justine Horton, Bob LeRoy, Judi LeRoy, Shirley Hiatte, Vicky L. Golleher, William Horn, Larry Scheible, Dwight Kohlbusch, Mary Borgmeyer, Melissa Gentry, Charlotte Bader, Kelly Thompson, Barb Struttmann, Rosie Kattelmann, Debra River, Mary Lee Rost, David Faerber, Cherie Sullens, Katie Yenzer, Brenda VanBooben, Christi Overkamp, Mike Dickes, Wayne Bruckerhoff, Amanda Schaefer, Carol Brandt, Jeanne Elsenraar, Ashley Lindke, Melanie Diebal, Harold Gloe, Alan Landrum, Jannette Rader ,Kim Kolks, Carol Elsenraat, Rhonda Overkamp, Janet Hart, Irene Lewis, Margaret Meyer, Michelle Swofford, Michele Derby, Margaret Asher, Ron Kraettli, Keva Limberg, Cindy Shrader, Allen Speckhals, Harold Elsenraat, Allison Grzeskowiak, Marilyn Overkamp, Brian McHenry, Joseph Horton, Denise Kennedy, Julie Kopp, Kimberly Birk, Sharon Havis, Dot Colter, Kim Williams, Teresa Sutton, Michael Witthaus, Jessica Gerloff Holloway, Margaret Coulter, Jean Held, Laure Fredrick, Stephanie Anderson, Mary Bickmeyer, Ronnie Betke, Mary Elain Horton, Jessica Carver, Bill Rogers, Nancy Gleeson, Jamie Epple, William C. Fisher, and Nick Mundwiller