Registration for Fowler blood drive exceeds goal

Misty Farber Barnsdall Correspondent

Week of July 1-7

Registration for the Betty Fowler Memorial Blood Drive was a huge success, with more than 50 citizens who signed up to give blood. The initial registration goal for the drive was 42 donors and it was met with a week to spare to add more donors if needed.

As the newspaper went to press this week, the blood drive was getting underway and was expected to go extremely well.

In the past, the community blood drives would have around 20 donors at each drive. A huge appreciation goes out to the Chamber of Commerce members, who made this possible as they went to every business in town and made many phone calls to recruit enough donors to meet their goal. The American Red Cross also offered free COVID-19 antibodies testing to all blood donors at the drive.

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