Miller-Keystone Blood Center's community bloodmobile at the First United Church of Christ in Palmerton on Dec. 13 drew 76 registrants, slightly exceeding the goal of 75. Four deferrals, plus multiple-unit donations on the Trima machines, resulted in a total of 71 units of blood being collected.
The loyalty of donors is demonstrated in the number who reached various gallon levels of total donations: Lisa Green, 18 gallons; Thomas Davies, 16 gallons; Nancy Kresge, 14 gallons; Peter Kern, 12 gallons; Garry Mack, 7 gallons; Donald E. Berger and Lisa Hawk, 5 gallons; Betty Furler and Shirley Greene, 4 gallons; Dale Smith and Lisa Vignone, 3 gallons; Tracey Carey and Dorothy Getz, 2 gallons; Rickey Frey, 1 gallon. There were also six first-time donors.
In addition to donors, the other factor in a successful blood drive is volunteer workers. They include: Harry Brown, Bill Hayes, Helen Nonnemaker, Perma Snyder, Lillian Strohl, Trina Ely, Carol Ziegenfuss, Shirley Neff, Pam Andrews, George Ashman, Romaine Biege, Martha Boruta, Jane Cervenak, "Honey" Cyr, Diane Danielson, Trina Ely, Thomasine Falcone, Jean Fritzinger, Rita Goidich, Shirley Greene, Jean Halmi, Marian Hoffner, Susan Hunsicker, Bernice Kleintop, Nancy Kresge, Paula Lendvay, Susan and Chris Olivia, Marge Porambo, Terri Sebelin, Betty Steigerwalt, Mary Taschler, Annette Wargo, Tara Wargo, and Brenda Wentz.
The next Miller-Keystone community bloodmobile will be on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011.