WAYNE – A late July Wayne Community blood drive recently assisted with the low blood supply.
According to a release from LifeServe Blood Center, the drive was a huge success considering the summer months are traditionally tough for blood donors to stop out. LifeServe was in Wayne for their community blood drive on Wednesday, July 24 hosted by the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department.
The blood center saw 38 donors where 45 life-saving units of blood were collected. The units donated at the blood drive will help save up to 135 lives.
Several individuals were honored as milestone donors which included Theodore Reeg Jr. (24 gallons donated); Melia Hefti (19 gallons); Charles Shapiro (15 gallons); Michael Heinemann (eight gallons) and Terran Sievers (one gallon).
The next Wayne Community Blood Drive is scheduled for August 28 from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department. To schedule an appointment, call LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or visit lifeservebloodcenter.org.
Every two seconds someone in the country needs blood to survive and donors can make sure they get it by donating with LifeServe Blood Center. A whole blood donation only takes up to an hour and can save three lives.
Other upcoming LifeServe Blood Drives are scheduled for:
Ponca Community Blood Drive: Thursday, August 8 from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Ponca Community Hall (119 W 3rd St.)
Randolph Community Blood Drive: Thursday, August 15 from 1 – 6 p.m. at Senior Citizen’s Center (104 W Broadway)
Laurel Community Blood Drive: Friday, August 16 from 2:30 – 5:15 p.m. at United Lutheran Church (305 W 3rd St)
Newcastle Community Blood Drive: Friday, August 16 from 3:15 – 5:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Fellowship Hall (407 Annie St.)
Dixon Community Blood Drive: Friday, August 16 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Dixon Community Center (107 1st St.)