Masonic blood drive

Richard Lowrance donated blood at the 31st Annual Masonic Community Blood Drive Friday. He has donated at each drive since the event's creation.

The 31{sup}st{/sup} Annual Masonic Community Blood Drive was held Jan. 10 at nine sites stretching from Catawba to Rockingham counties.

Duane Smyth, executive director for the Masonic Community Blood Drive Committee, stated “Through the efforts of our hundreds of blood donors, sponsors, Red Cross personnel and Masonic volunteers, we are happy to report that 440 pints of life-sustaining blood were collected in our one-day blood drive. Having the opportunity to participate in such a large event is a humbling yet rewarding personal experience”.

Smyth said that plans are already taking shape to build upon this year’s success.

“There is a lessons-learned meeting immediately following the drive that fosters input from the various stakeholders”.

This serves as an opportunity to reflect on this year’s performance and express ideas to improve next year’s drive. The Masonic Community Blood Drive Committee has selected Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, for next year’s event.

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170 pints Statesville

56 pints Mooresville

40 pints Rowan

41 pints Lee (Taylorsville)

39 pints Hickory

29 pints Conover

28 pints North Iredell

21 pints Hamlet

16 pints Rockingham

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