Blood drives help local area

To the editor:

On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center I would like to thank the many people in the Houghton and surrounding areas for hosting blood drives in the month of April, Cassie Cecchettini and the MTU Health Occupations Group; Maddy Lehman, Houghton High School; Patrice Lompre, Finlandia University; Julia Nordstrom, Jeffers High School and Mary Markham, Chassell High School. As a result of everyone’s effort we collect an outstanding 151 pints of blood. I would also like to thank all of the community members who took the time to give the “gift of life.”

When donating with the U.P. Regional Blood Center-UPRBC, you are helping the people in your local communities. The blood donated with us, stays local. Thank you for supporting your community based blood center.

Sallie Coron