Local blood drives collect 81 pints

To the editor:

The UPHS Regional Blood Center would like to thank Jaydn Huuki ofJeffers High School, Angela Luskin of UPHS-Portage, Tina Giachino of Lighthouse Nursing Center and Patrick Meyers of Lake Linden High School for hosting blood drives in the month of January.

As a result of everyone’s efforts, we collected an outstanding 81 pints of blood. Eighty-one pints has the potential to save 243 lives. We would also like to thank all of our blood donors for taking the time to give the gift of life.

Thank you for supporting your community blood center.

Sallie Coron