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Published August 17. 2011 05:01PM

Successful Miller-Keystone blood drive

Once again, at a time of year when blood donations are usually scarce, the residents of Palmerton and vicinity came through for Miller-Keystone at their Aug. 15 blood drive at the First United Church of Christ's Fellowship Hall. A total of 78 people registered, exceeding the goal of 75, and 78 units of blood were collected. Multi-unit donations on the Trima machines offset 7 deferrals. This visit was sponsored by Janet Snyder.

Donors reaching various gallon levels included Thomas Davies, 17 gallons; Peter Kern, 2 gallons (in Palmerton; he also donates at Miller headquarters); and Gary Wertz and Donna Weil 1 gallon each.

Literally dozens of volunteers are needed to have a successful blood drive. They included Harry Brown and "Biff" Hayes; Helen Nonnemaker, Perma Snyder, Lucille Rex, Darlene and Dick Nothstein; Pam Andrews, George Ashman, Mary Beth Beers, Romaine Biege, Jane Cervenak, "Honey" Cyr, Thomasine Falcone, Linda Finley, Shirley Greene, Jean Halmi, Anita Harry, Betty Hartman, Marian Hoffner, Bernice Kleintop, Marianne Kmetz, Nancy Kresge, Audrey Larvey, Cecelia McLaughlin, Gail Nonnemaker, Helen Nonnemaker, Darlene Nothstein, Carol Papay, Evelyn Plechavy, Marge Porambo, Terri Sebelin, Betty Steigerwalt, Kathy Steigerwalt, Mary Taschler, Annette Wargo, Tara Wargo, and Brenda Wentz.

The next Miller-Keystone community blood drive will be on Wednesday, Oct. 12. There will also be a Miller drive at Palmerton Area High School, at a date to be determined.

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