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posted: 8/22/2013 4:24 PM

Huntley blood drive draws 71 donors

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  • St. Mary Knight of Columbus member Phil Riccio, left, assists fellow member Keith Larsen in registering to donate blood. The quarterly blood drive was successful, with 71 units of blood donated.

      St. Mary Knight of Columbus member Phil Riccio, left, assists fellow member Keith Larsen in registering to donate blood. The quarterly blood drive was successful, with 71 units of blood donated.
    Courtesy of Knights of Columbus Council 11666

 

Submitted by Knights of Columbus Council 11666

On Aug. 10, 71 units of blood were donated at the quarterly blood drive sponsored by the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council 11666, in cooperation with LifeSource and the generous participation by parishioners of St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntley and other local residents.

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As an expression of appreciation for donating, each donor received a $5 Walmart gift card. Thirty of the blood donors passed their gift card along to the St. Vincent de Paul Society to help local residents in need. Also, the snacks not consumed at the blood drive were donated to Lazarus House in St. Charles and the Tri-Com Central Dispatch Center in Geneva.

The next blood drive will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntley. Additional information can be obtained by calling (630) 584-1458.

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with nearly 1.7 million members in more than 14,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated 70 million volunteer hours and $167 million in charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families and youth.

For details on the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council 11666, visit huntleyknights.org.

The LifeSource Mission is to provide best in class blood products and clinical services to meet the needs of the healthcare community, patients and donors through advanced transfusion medicine practices. LifeSource makes it easy and convenient to donate; operating donor centers located throughout the Chicago area and averages 10 daily mobile blood drives around the area. For more information contact LifeSource at (877) 543-3768 or at www.lifesource.org.

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