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Edinburg blood drive brings in 37 products

Walsh County Press of Park River, North Dakota

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EDINBURG, N.D. — Blood drive co-coordinators Lynette Langerud and Aleda Flom, and the Edinburg American Legion Auxiliary have sponsored another very successful blood drive. The drive held in Edinburg on October 12th saw 32 people volunteer to donate blood and 30 were able to give. Seven people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 37 products were collected. Two people gave blood for the first time.

According to Weldon Roberts, Donor Recruitment Representative for United Blood Services, "Communities like Edinburg make a regional blood program work. People volunteer to donate when there has been a well organized campaign, informing the public of the need for blood."

The Edinburg American Legion Auxiliary was also responsible for registering donors and providing refreshments. Others who assisted were: Mary Burkett, Maiy Seim, Nancy Seim, Bev Hammer, Diane Pitcher, Eunice Evenson, Bud Langerud, Chuck Mielke, Erik Langerud, Jim Kertz, and LeRoy Pederson. Space to hold the drive was provided by the Community Center.

On behalf of the patients who benefited, United Blood Services appreciates all the thoughtful people who volunteered to help others by giving of themselves.

Blood is for sharing; you have truly given the "Gift of Life."

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Original Publication Date: November 4, 2015

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