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Horace hosts successful UBC blood drive

A total of 40 people volunteered to donate and 37 were able to give at Horace's recent blood drive.

Three people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 40 products were collected. Three of the donors gave blood for the first time.

"Our apologies to the donors who had to wait," said Jeanna Sender Donor Recruitment Representative from United Blood Services. "We hope it will not prevent anyone from donating blood in the future. All the people in Horace should feel proud of their concern for patients who need blood."

Roger Rustad coordinated the drive; Ann Brakken assisted with the drive; and the Horace Senior Citizens provided space to hold the drive.

Donations will help to meet the blood needs of many patients in 71 area hospitals served by United Blood Services.