Red Cross thanks volunteers for successful summer blood drive

During the 24+ years that Trish Whitney has coordinated blood drives for ITD, there have been nearly 4,000 pints of blood pumped from agency personnel into waiting vats from the American Red Cross. Another successful summer season – traditionally one of the hardest seasons to fill because people are out of town, camping or otherwise unavailable – prompted a thank you letter.
“I want to add my thanks as well,” said Whitney. “I’m blessed to work with some very dedicated donors  -- retirees that come back to donate, spouses of employees, and people who step up to donate every few months.”

“They would do it more often if it was allowed,” she said, alluding to the 56 days that the Red Cross requires between donations.