6 Blood Drives Scheduled for Condit in 2020

TRev. Annie Melick and Canteen Coordinator Jane Lahmon watch Deanna Osborne give the pint of  blood which let  Condit save 1,000 lives by October 2017. 

Condit Blood Drive has saved over 1000 lives since it began in December 2014 as part of the New Beginnings Program for Condit Presbyterian Church.

During the October 13, 2017th 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 Two Drive = 39 pints, 78 lives
To Date 30 Drives = 614 pints, or              1842 lives saved!    
Now scheduling for August 14
Next Blood Drive Scheduled for
1-6 p.m.   Friday,
August 14
Walk-Ins Are Welcome
 
Need 26 Donors To Net
20 Pints of Blood
 
Sign-up to Donate by email
 
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.
 
Social distancing cancels Condit Blood Drive for April 10, 2020.  Our space does not allow 6′ between all people so Red Cross had to cancel our drive.
“There was not way we could arrange the room to add the safety specifications needed  keep everyone safe,” noted Polly Horn. We could not count on using the patio because it is April so rain or snow are very possible. 
 
You Can’t Give Blood, Want to Help

Condit serves light sandwiches, snacks. cookies and beverages to donors in the canteen.  Jane Lahmon is in charge of the canteen.  Karen Kerns post signs around the community or while other volunteers serve as greeters and help people sign in and feel welcome. Polly Horn co-ordinates the drives with the American Red Cross and helps people be comfortable with donating blood. Contact us by email at          GiveBlood@ConditChurch.org

 

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