Ellsworth woman needed blood in childbirth, gives backRetired Ellsworth Middle School Secretary Norma Taplin planned to again be at her post when the bloodmobile returns here Monday, May 21, from noon to 6 p.m. at Zion Covenant Church on N. Beulah Street.
Taplin needed blood in childbirth, gives back
By Bill Kirk
Her veins aren’t particularly cooperative, but Norma Taplin is otherwise willing to give of herself to support the American Red Cross Bloodmobile.
For the last three years, Taplin has worked in the canteen when the bloodmobile visits Ellsworth. That’s meant being on her feet for most of a two-to-three hour shift.
At her station, the recent celebrant of a 78th birthday occasionally encounters someone feeling a bit shaky after they’ve donated blood; yet, after all, that’s the reason for the refreshments—to bolster givers’ strength, she agreed last week.
“We have a bell that we ring,” she said Wednesday about her and fellow volunteers, usually paired over split shifts at the canteen. “Red Cross personnel then come over and tend to the person in need.”
Despite having an infected toe, the retired Ellsworth Middle School secretary planned to again be at her post when the bloodmobile returns here Monday, May 21, from noon to 6 p.m. at Zion Covenant Church on N. Beulah Street.
Read more in the print version of the Herald May 16.