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home : news : this week's news August 19, 2017

2/5/2013 9:06:00 AM
Red Cross Bloodmobile stop reaches rare century mark

"It was a GREAT DAY!" is how Monica Muller of Windom Women of Today and the local Red Cross Blood Drive coordinator described the recent stop in Windom.

The stop had set a goal of collecting 88 units and instead reached 104 units.

"It has been years since we hit the 100 mark," Muller said. "The (bloodmobile) staff was extremely happy with the turn out. Me, too!"

The last time a Windom stop went over 100 donated units was June 2005.

Actually, 106 donors came out for the stop at the Windom Community Center last week. Of those 106, there were six deferrals and two incomplete. However, 87 whole blood units were collected and 17 more double red cell units to reach the 104 unit total.

Muller notes that each pint of blood can save three lives -- one life could receive red cells, another plasma and a third life could receive the platelets.

For names of those reaching milestones and first-time donors, see the story on the Faith & Family page in the Feb. 6 Cottonwood County Citizen on newsstands tomorrow.


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