Blood drive overcomes obstacles

by | July 21, 2018 5:00 am

Last Updated: July 18, 2018 at 12:19 pm

The July 9 blood drive started out badly, but had an amazing ending.
First, the computer wouldn’t work and another one had to be brought from Charleston. The second one didn’t work property either, and it took about three hours to get it fixed and get started. “When you read each name below, remember that some of these fine donors waited three hours to give their blood,” said coordinator Norma Weeks. “If you see them, please say thank you and tell them how special they are.”
Everyone couldn’t wait that long, but at the end of the day, 42 pints of blood were collected. “If you or someone you love ever needs blood, these are some of the fine people you can thank for it,” Weeks said.
Ronella Winchester, Timothy Smyly, Karen Gibson, Bill Weeks, Nike Olena, Caffey Moultrie, Gary Hermann, Kelvy Rowes, Susan Harrison, Bruce Murdaugh, Anthony Colleton, Mary Jo Fox, Jennifer Leyva, Fernando Leyva, Scotty Kinard, Doris Nettles, Erin Davis, Jarvis Craven, Sandy Carroll, Matt Rentz, Jessica Goodwin, Crystal Phillips (two gallons), Michael DeLonge, Bucky McCormack, Rebecca Hiott, Beth Friend, Mary Howe, Hope Bishop (one gallon), Terri Griffin, Carroll Griffin, Lebron Brown, Summer White, Richard Johnston, Ricky Crosby, Victoria Jamison, Fran Mack, Linda Clark, Anna Traynham, Amanda Bevins, Michael Bevins, Benjamin Boyd and Norma Weeks.
Due to heavy blood drive bookings elsewhere, Walterboro’s September drive will be the third Monday (Sept. 17) from 1-7 p.m. The Marshall “Bubba” Catterton Memorial Blood Drive will be later in September at a place and date to be announced later.
For information, call Weeks, 843-538-8950.

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