The most recent Montevideo blood drive inspired yet another large turnout from the community. Sticking to what works, the blood drive was held at the TACC on April 24.

Attendance paid off; In honor of all cancer patients, a goal of 102 units was reached. There were only eight deferrals and six first time donors.

Receiving gallon pins were the following:

- Rolanda Lens: one gallon

- Brenda Jones; five gallons

- LeRoy Olson 10 gallons

- Gerald Lund; 13 gallons

The volunteers thank all the generous donors from the area who turned out to give blood.

The next blood drive will be held on Monday, June 23 at the TACC in Montevideo. To make an appointment to donate blood, or to give a double red donation, call Jane at (320) 269-5393 or go to