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By Katie Teachout
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Blood drive brings donors old and new

Blood in short supply due to cancellations


Last updated 3/16/2021 at 12:38pm

Katie Teachout

Pam Souza draws blood from Bernie Reid while co-worker Ginger Dyer gathers supplies for the next donor. Reid said she has donated blood 35 times. Ryan Reilly, pictured in the black mask behind the phlebotomists, said he donates blood as often as he can.

RITZVILLE – A community blood drive at Lind-Ritzville High School netted units of blood for East Adams Rural Healthcare Friday, Mar. 12.

"It's been a pretty good day. We had some no shows, but we're hopeful we will meet our goal of 15 units," Audrey Hermann with Vitalant said during the last half hour of the three-hour event. "With every blood drive, we like to set a goal so we can let the local hospital know how much blood to expect."

"It's been nice. We were able to see some high school students today, since they didn't have school. We never know, when there's no school, if any studen...

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