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Emily blood drive collects 112 pints

The American Red Cross recently held a blood drive in Emily with a total of 112 pints of blood collected, surpassing the Red Cross goal for 103 units.

This was the 66th bloodmobile held in Emily over the past 27 years, for a total of 6,301 units of blood.

First-time donor was Tennis Loverink from Remer. Donors who received gallon pins were Gilfred Dirkes, Harold James, Melissa Weiderman-Johnson and Michael Mitshulis, one-gallon pins; Leslie Seely, two-gallon pin; Stephanie Bright, John McConnell and Carl Walker, three-gallon pins; Douglas Johnson and Thomas Olson, four-gallon pins; Susan Pusc, five-gallon pin; Randy Moritz, six-gallon pin; and Grace Werner, seven-gallon pin.

Donors need to donate eight pints of blood to receive a pin.

Door prize winners were Werner, Jerome Anderson, Bill Bernhjelm, Dennis Schloeder, Pat Scholoesser, Ken Estvold, Margaret Moritz, Terri Datzman, Evan Hughes, Clint Fletcher, Diana Olson and Jeanne Bradley.

The Lakers Lions of Emily, Outing and Fifty Lakes sponsor the Emily area bloodmobile. The next Emily area blood drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Emily City Hall. Root beer floats will be served.

Donors or volunteers may call coordinator Nancy Moritz at 218-763-3097.