2019 blood donations save nearly 951 lives

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Sixty possible donors turned out for the first blood drive of 2020 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Coming in were Stacy Thomas, Mylinda O’Quinn, Annette Harley, Diane Biering, Fran Mack, Travis Godley, Terry Griffin, Carroll Griffin, Rhonella Winchester, Richard Berry, Sharon Paris, Mike Kuszmaul (eight gallons), Arlene Cassedy, Walter Smith, Richard Stroble, Lynn Stroble, Mary Howe, Vicki Syfrett, Stephanie King, Jeanette Smith, Laura Bullock, Susan Stokes, Crystal Phillips (three gallons), Michael DeLonge, Brenda Washington, Riddick Ackerman, Gary Hermann, Louise Slater, Kida Salley, Scotty Kinard, Summer White, Doris Nettles, Keivy Rowes, Benjamin Boyd, Rebecca Hiott, Sonya Manigo, Richard Johnston, Alta Mae Marvin, Bucky McCormack, Ricky Crosby, David Nay, Robert Smith, John Harper, Nancy Lachicotte, Matt Rentz, Celeste Stone, Hope Hipp, Konia Haynes, Rebecca Crosby, Kristine Moore, Doug Brinson, Karson Hiott, Karen Hiott, Linda Clark, Mary Jo Fox, Tristen Hiott, Tara Brinson, Angela Keen, Xazier Singleton and Norma Weeks.

“I want everyone who donated blood at Good Shepherd in 2009 to know we gave 317 pints. I was told that could save as many as 951 lives,” said Norma Weeks, coordinator. “Some of us gave at all six blood drives — one of those is an 89-year-old woman. I also had several 16-year-olds to start their first-time donations. If you are not a blood donor, now is the time to start being one.”

The next blood drive will be on March 9. For information call Weeks, 843-538-8950.

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