107 units collected, most blood since '09For the first blood drive of 2013 in Ellsworth, 90 appointments had been scheduled, but several people had to cancel because of flu and colds, travel or job schedules.
For the first blood drive of 2013 in Ellsworth, 90 appointments had been scheduled, but several people had to cancel because of flu and colds, travel or job schedules.
Scheduled appointments were then down to 73 and organizers were worried the drive wouldn’t be successful, as the goal had been set at 100 donations. However, 41 walk-ins came as potential donors and donations totaled 107.
This great increase caused some delays and some donors had to wait almost an hour before being seen by a technician. Appreciation goes to all the donors for their patience. All of this made for a very successful drive.
Seven donors were recognized for their gallon(s) donations. They were: Dalton Traynor, one gallon; Kristin Meier, two gallons; Patrick Hines Sr., three gallons; Nanette Fox and Pat Dodge, five gallons; Rose Mickelson, eight gallons; and donating the most, Lorin Bloomstrand with nine gallons.
The others who arrived to donate were: Dale Nelson, Trudy Young, Melissa Kinneman, Tyler Kinneman, Dean Kinneman, James Vinge, David Johnson, Ed Hass, Arnold Sarnstrom, David Seyfert, Ray Carlson, Bobbi J. Collinsworth, William Robertson, Allen Langbein, Chad Doyle, Ross Christopherson, Eldon Huber, Alvin Eidem, Lemoine Baker, Diane Barnes, Davis Barnes, Curtis Dumermuth, Bruce Weiss, David Hugare, Wayne Dodge, Adelaide Meyer, Jane Nelson, Alisha Hines, Claire Hague, Mary Halls, Judith Emory, Brenda Singer, Kathy Young, Heidi Gutting, Pamela Anderson, Dean Hines, Wayne Lundgaard, Lawrence Bjork, Victoria Giovannoni, Eli Girdeen, Annette Pullen, Julie Pullen, Katie Deiss, Chandler Flynn, Paul Nielson, Adrianna Sonnetag, Bradley Sonnetag, Kenneth Peterson, David Kidd, Marianne Gilbertson, Judy Perkins, Susan Schneider-Adams, Matthew Schneider-Adams, Judith Nielson, Margaret Schutz, Thomas Schutz, Karen Bunch, June Gilbertson, Bev Bierbrauer, Belinda Hopp, Scott Hirman, Ann Foley, Mary Jo Gardas, Fay Albarado, Jacob Hanson, Mary Wild, Julie Graber, Rochelle Sweig, Ashley Huppert, Judy Strusz, Lance Nelson, Roger Nelson, Isaac Benck, Leah Stensrud, Kathy Kulpa, Alison Kidd, Tina Huppert, Perry Melstrom, Phil Hakari, Dylan Greske, Kristine Webster, Joseph Vossen, Charles Conroy, Jonah Haugley, Alesha Radke, Sue Gulbranson, Brad Johnson, Nathan Kirchner, Brian Nolte, Ann Samuel, Joseph Thomas, Louise Denzer, Leslie Dickinson, Daniel Briese, Mary Foster, Dylan Ryle, Diane E. Anderson, John Lenarz, Joseph Hines, Sheryl Hirman, Donna Constant, Kathy Haesly, Dawn Benoy, Elaine Hines, Michael Graham, Gordon, Borner and Jean Hanson.
The drive wouldn’t be possible if were not for the volunteers who help in the kitchen, register and record the donors, control the traffic and serve the donors after they have given blood. These are: Jean Krauss, Connie Vogt, John O’Keefe, Jean Marko, Vicki Nelson, Bev Bierbrauer, Linda Christiansen, Joyce Koller, Marcie Kenall, Ann Foley, Rhoda Foley, Doreen Melstrom, Norman Taplin, Julie Christensen, Ingrid Rogers and Kathy Deiss.
Those to be commended for donations to the drive are: Pierce County Herald for the stories it ran, Nilssen’s Foods, Viking Coca-Cola, Ellsworth Creamery, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ for refreshments, Zion Covenant Church for use of space and village maintenance for setting up Zion’s Hall.
The next drives in Ellsworth are scheduled at the high school on Wednesday, March 20, from 8 a.m. until 2:45 p.m., and at Zion Covenant Church on Monday, May 13, from noon until 5:45 p.m. To make an appointment at the high school, call (715) 273-3911. For Zion, call Pam at 715-273-0310.
Donors may also call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.