6 Blood Drives Scheduled for Condit in 2020

Condit Saves Over 2,000 Lives
Condit Blood Drives have saved over 2000 lives since it began in December 2014 as part of the New Beginnings Program for Condit Presbyterian Church.  We have saved 1,000 lives every 3 years. 
 
During the October 13, 2017, blood drive, American Red Cross collected the 334th pint of blood which means Condit has helped save over 1,000 lives with its donations to date. Deanna Osborne was the 15th donor of the day and won the prize for her donation. Deanna used to give blood at her workplace but now she is working from home and donates at Condit. When the October blood drive ended at 6 p.m. on the 13th, a possible 1014 lives will be saved from Condit donors.
 
“Blood Drives are one way a small church can help save people’s lives,” commented Rev. Annie Melick, pastor of Condit Presbyterian Church. Condit hosts 6 blood drives a year in the Fellowship Hall as one of their missions.
 
Unfortunately only 8% of the eligible donors give blood.  This means the Red Cross is getting less blood than is needed. 
 
People return to give blood at Condit because we treat our donors as guests in our home and look forward to seeing them in 2 months. 
 
Condit has Scheduled
6 Blood Drives for 2020
 February 14,  April 10
April cancelled via covid 19
June 12,  August 14
October 9
December 4
Total Collected at All Condit Drives
2014 One Drive = 23 pints,  69 lives 
2015 Four Drives = 87 pints, 261 lives
2016 Six Drives = 127 pints,  381 lives
2017 Six Drives = 121 pints, 363 Lives
2018 Six Drives = 123  pints, 369 Lives
2019 Six Drives =124 pints, 372 lives
2020 Four Drives = 80 pints, 240 lives

   To Date 33 Drives = 685 pints, or           2,055 lives saved to date!    
Now scheduling for December 4
Next Blood Drive Scheduled for
1-6 p.m.   Friday,
December 4
Walk-Ins Are Welcome
 
Need 26 Donors To Net
20 Pints of Blood
 
Sign-up to Donate by email
 
You Can’t Give Blood, Want to Help

Karen Kerns post drive signs around the community.    Polly Horn co-ordinates the drives with the American Red Cross and helps people be comfortable with donating blood.    GiveBlood@ConditChurch.org

First Time Blood Donors

Laura Mucci first time donor on February 16, 2018 with mother Donna who has been a regular donor and volunteer since the first Blood Drive in 2014.

Gail Russell donated blood for the first time on February 16th, 2018.
 
 
His Blood May Have
          Saved 300 Lives
Dave Orndorf gave his 100th  pint of blood at the Condit Drive on August 14 to earn a Century Club T-Shirt from the American Red Cross.  
 
After years of giving his special blood which was needed for babies, Dave had some  health issues which put him on a blood thinner so he was unable to donate.  “It felt good to give the 100th,” noted Orndorf.
 
Polly Horn, coordinator of the Condit Blood Drives, presented the T-Shirt to Dave.  “I’ll wear it proudly,” he responded.
 
FIrst-Time Donor Grant Bartlett
at First Condit Blood Drive
December 2014
Grant
 

First Time Blood Donor, Ali Markley, at the Condit Blood Drive on February          

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12, 2015

 
First Time Donor Jim Lahmon April 14, 2017
 
First Time Donor Scott Streng October 19, 2018