West Michigan Blood Drive

Rockford-area residents save 144 lives

May 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rockford area donors contributed to West Michigan’s blood supply at a blood drive at the Rockford Community Cabin on Monday, May 2. Sixty-five people signed in and donated 48 units of blood. This equates to an amazing 144 lives saved. There were no first-time donors. People reaching milestones in donation include William Craig and Kevin Ketelaar with one gallon each of blood donated, Karen Elliott reaching a milestone of four gallons, Frank Eves and Daniel Shutich have donated six gallons, Robert Langerak has donated seven gallons, and Susan Despres reached an impressive nine gallons in donated blood. Upcoming blood drives include Monday, June 6 at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., from noon to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, June 14 at the Rockford American Legion, 330 Rockford Park Dr. NW, from noon to 6 p.m.