101 Donors Came To Donate Blood

By Dorothy Evans

A whopping 101 donors gave blood at Wednesday’s quarterly blood drive in Weiser, a
record high since prior to 2014. The American Red Cross had reported they were
dangerously low on blood supplies, even before the Ukraine crisis, and Weiser
responded wholeheartedly.
It takes a lot of volunteers and a lot of effort to put on a successful blood drive. One
seldom thought of, but very necessary aspect is the food. For years, ladies of the Xi Nu
sorority fed the donors egg salad sandwiches and provided a much-appreciated hot
lunch to the workers and volunteers. This year, the ladies of Nu Masters sorority are
taking on those tasks. Work starts very early in the morning and continues throughout
the day until all the donors are fed. Can you imagine how many eggs had to be boiled
and peeled to feed 101 donors! Both sororities are members of the Beta Sigma Phi City
Council who funds the purchase of the food, along with MTE Communications who has supported the Weiser Community Blood Drive for years.
Pictured front row: Volunteers Jan Mullins, Vi Peterson, Judi Warden (all Nu Masters)
and Red Cross employee. Back row: Red Cross employee, Volunteers Pat West and
Janet Forward (registration desk), Mary Walker and Jill Linder (both of Nu Masters).
Not pictured: Nicki Davies, Dorthy Evans and Alex Chavarria.
Let’s keep this success going. The next blood drive will be held on Wednesday, May 4,
from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Vendome. Please call Alex Chavarria at 208-602-
7138 or Dorothy Evans at 208-549-5589 for an appointment. Your blood could save a
life.

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