The Red Cross bloodmobile collected 77 units of blood on March 17 in Milbank. According to Milbank’s coordinator, Margaret Skoog, “Our goal was 65 pints, but many donors who hadn’t given blood in 10 or 15 years came out for this one. Lori Dietmeier was a first-time donor.
Young people who want to receive community service credits can contact Skoog at 605.880.0435.
Skoog says the blood drive was scheduled to be held at the high school on the same day, but had to be moved to Emanuel Lutheran Church. The change of venue was disappointing Skoog says as it could make MHS students ineligible to receive a scholarship from the American Red Cross.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile plans to hold its next blood drive in Milbank on July 21 in the high school cafeteria.