Delano Blood Drive attracts 117 donors

Delano’s March 11 blood drive provided the American Red Cross with 103 pints of blood available for patient use. Volunteers met 117 people who came to the Delano American Legion to donate.

Don Mendelson received his 15 gallon pin and Judith Coolen received her eight gallon pin.

Volunteers included Ted May, who helped with the canteen, and Karen Falde, Grace Swenson, Judy Crosby, and Raylene Erickson who served as greeters. Mary Olson, Judy Crosby, Jane Lewis, and Aimee Dreger, called donors to schedule appointments.

The next blood drive will be Monday, May 13, at the Delano American Legion. Prospective donors can schedule appointments online at