The words “thank you” will never be enough to express the true appreciation the American Red Cross Blood Services has for our blood donors at Fort Hays State University.
We also would like to thank Alpha Kappa Psi, who organized the blood drive, the athletes who helped with unloading and loading the truck and anyone else involved in making the drive a success.
Fort Hays came out in force to support the blood drive Oct. 19 and 20.
We wish that we could have taken everyone who made the effort to come to the drive.
Please know how much your efforts are appreciated. A total of 256 pints of blood were collected, which may help up to 768 hospital patients.
On Wednesday a total of 126 pints of blood were collected, and on Thursday a total of 130 pints of blood were collected.
Every single day, the Central Plains Region must collect 500 pints of blood to meet the needs of patients at more than 100 hospitals throughout our region, including patients being treated at Hays Medical Center.
I sincerely encourage those of you who were unable to donate blood to attempt to donate at the Spring Blood Drive and at the Hays Blood Collection Center at 208 East 8th Street.
The Center is open Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or online at www.redcrossblood.org.
By supporting Red Cross with your generous gift of blood, you are supporting your community, state and country.
You help us save lives every day!
Savannah Hornung, Donor Recruitment Representative
American Red Cross – Blood Services
Central Plains Region