Locals cited for blood drives

To the editor:

On behalf of the UPHS Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank teacher Stephen Smith (Hancock High School), Patrice Lompre (Finlandia University), Mary Markham (Chassell High School), Pre-Health Association (MTU), teacher Joe Heflin (Calumet High School) and Ashley Laitinen (Houghton High School) for hosting blood drives in the month of November.

As a result of everyone’s effort, we collected 123 pints of blood. The blood collected has the potential to save up to 370 lives.

Thank you to all the donors who took the time to give the “gift of life.” When donating to the U.P. Regional Blood Center, you are supporting your community blood center.