The Knights of Columbus  in Wellington was the host for the Red Cross blood drive held last Friday, January 26.  
The event was a great success.  Berdine Koger, who assists with the event,  says that “Mission Thrift makes possible being able to feed all of the volunteers and staff that show up, and  I really want to thank them for your support.”  
The American Red Cross has issued an urgent call for blood and platelet donors to overcome a blood shortage.
There is already another blood drive scheduled for Wellington at the Knights of Columbus on March 30th from 10:00 until 4:00 p.m.   
Cowley College, in Arkansas City, also had a large number of individuals donate blood during the annual American Red Cross blood drive held Thursday, January 25 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.
According to Cowley College Health Services Coordinator Lea Newman this represented the most donors (52) and units of usable blood (43) collected since October 2014.
“We had a really great turnout for this blood drive,” Newman said. “On behalf of myself and the Red Cross, thank you. Blood donation is not always a fun thing to do, but your sacrifice was greatly needed and appreciated.”
To find out where you can donate in the future, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).