On Monday, October 25th, Exeter had its Blood drive in the American Legion Post 218.
Their goal was 34 and they surpassed that goal with a total of 38 units. With 37 presenting donors, they collected 32 whole blood and 3 Power Red units (which are double units). There were only two deferred donors. Becky Erdkamp and Jameson Trauger were first time donors at this drive. Unfortunately nine scheduled people did not call to cancel or come for their appointments.
They were able to recognize several with special achievements including Meg Becker who has donated seven gallons, Jackie Yound and Eric Williams each have five donated gallons, Paul Sheffield has donated four gallons and Norm Nichols reached the one gallon mark.
Coordinator Barb Jansen gave a special, “Thanks to all these dedicated Red Cross donors.”
The Exeter Methodist church ladies supplied the drive with delicious sandwiches and cookies.
The next Red Cross drive will be in Fairmont on Monday, December 20th at the American Legion from 12:00 - 6 pm. The bloodmobile will be in Exeter on February 21, 2022.
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