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Donor Express at WMC

The American Red Cross expressed their gratitude to blood donors at the Red Cross Donor Express held in the Wilson Medical Center Conference Room on Friday, July 19, by presenting them with a Team 2004--American Blood Donor t-shirt.

A Red Cross nurse noted it's difficult to find time to donate blood during the summer, but the Red Cross needs blood for hospital patients no matter what the season. Blood is typically in short supply and high demand during the summer months. Red Cross also appreciates those generous employers who allow their staff time to donate blood.

Donor express is designed to reach smaller donor groups and provide good customer service. The Blood Bank comes to the employee-not the employee to the Red Cross Drawing Center. WMC units are then included in Neodesha's total. Although most of the donors are WMC employees, WMC spouses and family members, other community members are invited to make an appointment and donate. In days preceding the bi-monthly event, Michelle Bohannon, RN, schedules donors every 15 minutes.

Donors at the July event were Betty Davis, Linda Ritter, Michelle Bohannon, Janice Reese, Susan Voorhies, Clay Eury, Deanna Pittman, Bill Estes, Joann Houchin, Kelly Johnson, Marcile Logan, Marc Livingston, Brandy Daniels, Carolyn Garrett, and Suzy Cook.