Donors at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile Tuesday collected 146 units of blood.
Those donations were given in the form of a single unit or as a "double red."
A number of pins were given to donors for accumulated blood donations. Those receiving pins include:
- 11 gallons–Susie Hillesheim.
- 10 gallons - Daniel Seidl.
- 8 gallons - Barbara M. Sellner.
- One gallon - Janith Sanchez.
There were 10 deferrals and two first time donors, Alejandro Rodriguez and Linus Hoffmann.
The bloodmobile will be back in Sleepy Eye on Monday, January 14, 2013.
Nationwide there is a blood shortage. Hospitals need the blood to help.
Donors of all blood types are needed, but eligible donors with blood type O negative, O positive, A negative or B negative are especially encouraged to give. All blood types are needed to ensure an adequate blood supply is available. Donors with type O negative, O positive, A negative or B negative are especially encouraged to donate.
Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to any patient. This blood type is often used in emergency situations when doctors do not have time to check a patient's blood type before transfusion.
Double red donors can donate every 112 days and up to three times per year. At least three extra donors at every drive will stabilize blood supply.