Thanks to donors

Published 8:17 pm Friday, September 25, 2015

Editor, Smithfield Times

The Smithfield Community Blood Drive at Trinity United Methodist Church was held on Thursday, Sept. 17. The Blood Drive had 79 donors sign in. The end results were 58 whole blood units and 14 double red cell units for a total of 72 units of blood to the local Mid-Atlantic Region. 

A Special Thank You to United Methodist Women of Trinity United Methodist Church for being the sponsor and providing the Canteen and the use of their facilities. A great support Thank You to the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 49 for distributing flyers to local patrons and Masonic Lodge #18 for tables/chairs set up and take down and also for distributing flyers to local patrons. Special Congratulations to first time donors Robert Archer and Sidney Jones.

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A sincere Thank You to each “hero” from across the area who unselfishly gave a short period of their time and rolled up their sleeves to donate the Gift of Life and thanks also to all the patrons, businesses, and organizations that supported the Community Blood Drive.

The next Community Blood Drive at Trinity United Methodist Church is on Thursday, Nov. 12 from noon to 6 p.m. The Sponsor and supporting Canteen will be Smithfield Baptist Church’s Johnny Barlow Sunday Class and the Smithfield Christmas Store. The Christmas Store will be giving out their famous collectable Pig Family Christmas Ornament to everyone who donates blood. We always have fun, seeing old friends and meeting new friends and the great food is always an award in itself; so, set the date, join us and donate.

Blood to save lives is needed every 2 seconds in the United States and our own Mid-Atlantic Region uses 600 units a day. Again, Thank You, Smithfield Community Donors for your support.

Willie Rountree