On Thursday, July 11, Timber Valley SKP RV Park hosted its first member Blood Drive. A team of five from the American Red Cross arrived before 9 a.m. to set up a donor center in the Clubhouse.
After signing in with the Red Cross representative, donors went through a mini-physical that included vital signs and blood iron levels. Folks then answered a health questionnaire.
We had 27 members show up ready to donate. However, six were ‘deferred’ (they might be able to donate in the future) for such things as low iron levels, high/low blood pressure, use of certain medications, and small veins.
At one point, there was a bit of a wait , but people were good spirited and it turned into a social event, complete with Red Cross providing snacks and juice.
The Red Cross set the goal for Timber Valley at 18 units of blood. Well, we did that and more, topping out at 21 units–an excellent showing. According to Red Cross donor recruiter Valerie Gordon, our donations have the potential of saving 63 lives.
Several additional people showed up to donate blood, but are not pictured here. They included Don Bush (#46), Joan Larson (#196), and Kim Beaudion (#116, renter). Thank you all for being so generous and volunteering your blood for this extremely worthy event.