The Annual Rita Gillespie Memorial Blood Drive will be held this
year at the School on August 5th from noon until 6:00. Appointments
may be made beginning later in July; they help minimize the time
involved in the donation process. Individuals who are healthy
and living a healthy life-style, who are at least 17 years old
and weigh at least 110-pounds, usually make suitable donors.
A change from last year: a donor must present a driver's license
or a donor card because of FDA, Homeland Security, and Red Cross
concerns for the safety and purity of the blood supply. For a
first-time donor a driver's license is sufficient.
American Red Cross personnel from Petoskey, and their supply
truck, will arrive on the morning boat and will fly off after
supper. Last years drive resulted in 82 units of blood,
two units over our goal, and included 16 first-time donors. With
each passing year the need for blood significantly increases.
The Blood Drive is sponsored by the Beaver Island Christian Church,
Holy Cross Catholic Church, and the St. James Episcopal Church.
The Blood Drive Coordinating Team includes Jeanne Howell, Lars
Larson, Connie Wojan, and Jerry Charbeneau. We hope you will plan
on giving blood if you are able!
Help: Need summer Care-givers
Occasionally Beaver Island Hospice receives a request for a person
to provide home-care on a daily basis (part time) for pay. This
is usually during the summer months. The assignments are usually
short-term, and most often to care for a shut-in. If you know
of anyone who would be interested, please call Joyce Runberg (448-2387)
or Lois Williams (448-2475.) Beaver Island Hospice will keep an
on-going list of interested parties.
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