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Thanks for help with blood drive

November 14, 2013
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center I would like to thank the following people and organizations for hosting a blood drive in the month of October:

Sharon Chartier from Houghton County Medical Care Facility and Mia Moilanen from Michigan Tech Federal Credit Union. As a result of their efforts we collected 38 pints of blood.

I would also like to thank all of the community members who took the time to give the "gift of life." One pint of blood can save up to 3 lives.

You can continue to save lives every 8 weeks. The U.P. Regional Blood Center-Hancock is located in your community for your convenience.

Please call the center at 483-1392 when you are eligible to donate again. Remember, every drop counts.

Fact Box

The Daily Mining Gazette welcomes letters to the editor from readers.

Letters should be signed and include name, address and telephone number. Names will not be withheld and letters should be no longer than 400 words. No personal attacks. Writers are limited to one letter per month. The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for length, as well as for spelling and punctuation.

Mail letters to: Letters to the Editor, The Daily Mining Gazette, P.O. Box 368, Houghton, MI 49931. Letters may also be e-mailed to or submitted on the Gazette's Web site,, by clicking on "Submit News."

Thank you,

Sallie Coron,

Public Relations

Coordinator of Blood Collections

U.P. Regional Blood Center



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