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63 units collected at Mathews drive

The Mathews community blood drive, held on Sept. 15 at the Piankatank Ruritan Club, resulted in the collection of 63 units, seven shy of the drive’s goal of 70 pints, according to Red Cross volunteer Nan Cross.

A total of 71 potential donors participated. Nine were deferred and two could not complete their donations. Three of the donors completed double red donations. The September drive was sponsored by the Mathews Family YMCA.

Two first-time donors—Diane Vogel and Kent Willis—took part. Four others—Laura Cross, Sheila Crowley, Lisa Deaton and Wayne Maloney—completed their first donation at a Mathews drive.

Gallon pins were awarded to Torrie Walton (one gallon), Dawn Attean, Thomas Justis and Amy Hudgins (two gallons), Julie Jarvis and Marilyn Ottofaro (three gallons), Donald Ingersoll (four gallons), Richard Farinholt and Carolyn Hogge (five gallons), Cheryl Battle and Meryl Blare (six gallons) and Jack White (seven gallons).

The next Mathews blood drive will be held on ...

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