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Blood Drive Exceeds Goal

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.  More than 38,000 blood donations are needed each and every day!

The annual Emerson Red Cross Blood Drive, held May 3, was the biggest ever, a true goal-buster with a grand total of 34 pints.  That’s enough blood to save 102 lives.

Joyce Gerber’s fifth grade class is the driving force behind the Red Cross event each year.  It’s a school tradition that connects our community to people in need.  The students received appreciation from Red Cross workers and donors alike for a job well done. “I’ve never had so much fun donating blood,” wrote one donor.

The event runs on volunteer power.  Joyce and the class extend heartfelt thanks those who donated and all who tried to donate.  Kudos to the snack providers and appreciation also to Lenny Dale, Rolf Wurcherer and Bill Schrock, and to parent volunteers, Elizabeth Caswell, Debbie Michaels, and Barbara Hoffman.

To everyone who rolled up their sleeves in one way or another, thank you for making this the best drive ever.