Rockford donors save potential 1,698 lives

Seventy-one people signed in at the Michigan Blood drive on December 5 at the Rockford Community Cabin and donated 51 units of blood, potentially saving 153 lives.

Melissa Meitz, donor relations specialists, said she believes Rockford residents have every reason to be proud of their donations in 2011. This year at blood drives held by Michigan Blood in Rockford, 700 people signed up to give blood. They donated a collective 566 units of blood, including donations by 18 first-time donors. These units of blood equal the potential of saving 1,698 lives.

The following residents reached gallon milestones: Polly Voneschen has donated four gallons of blood, Alan Matheny has donated three gallons, Brenda Bera-Alters has donated six gallons, and Michael Breen has donated an amazing seven gallons.

Opportunities to donate in January include a blood drive on Monday, Jan. 2, at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe Street in Rockford from noon to 7 p.m.

Other Stories from the Squire

Top News…

Michigan ChalleNGe cadet meets Dale Earnhardt Jr. ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Respect, hard work, … [Continue Reading...]

Attention veterans! A call to action. Please stand for those who have fallen.   The Moving … [Continue Reading...]

The Rockford Girls’ Lacrosse team has been ranked number one in the Division One poll for most of … [Continue Reading...]

By JOHN HOGAN Rockford - and most of West Michigan, became a water wonderland last week as a … [Continue Reading...]

More Posts from this Category

In Other News

Knowing Your Competition   by David Broyles SCORE Counselor   Regardless of … [Continue Reading...]

Downtown Rockford was as busy this sidewalk sale week as in past years, despite a heat index of over … [Continue Reading...]

Rockford resident, writer and photographer John Hogan shared this picture with the Squire. The … [Continue Reading...]

David S. Fry

They wrote the book on cottage law—literally Recently, Attorney David S. Fry opened the … [Continue Reading...]

More Posts from this Category

Speak Your Mind

*