Volume No. 15 Issue No. 9 September 2018  

  AARP blood drive

     The Penrose–St. Francis Hospital partnered with AARP Chapter 1100 to provide an opportunity for citizens to donate blood Aug. 18 at Black Forest Fire and Rescue Station in Black Forest. Fourteen Chapter 1100 members volunteered to assist the hospital in the registration and processing of donors.
   The hospital reports that local area hospitals, including local area military facilities, have a need for about 10,000 units of blood per year, which totals 170 to 200 units per month. Among the 25 individuals who donated blood were several AARP Chapter 1100 members and Black Forest firefighters.
   Giving the gift of life is definitely worthwhile and needed for the overall health and welfare of the community. Those interested in donating blood can call the Penrose-St. Francis blood bank at 719-776-5822 for more information.
Volunteers donated blood on Aug. 18 at the Black Forest Fire and Rescue Station on Teachout Road in Black Forest.
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