Area residents helped the Red Cross blast past its goal at this Redwood Falls National Guard Armory, this past week.

Area residents helped the Red Cross blast past its goal at this Redwood Falls National Guard Armory, this past week.
The Red Cross set a goal of collecting 230 units, and drove away Tuesday evening with 290 instead.
Said area blood drive coordinator Laura Kohler, “Redwood Falls blood donors rock!”
Results of the blood drive:

• Goal: 230
• Deferrals: 15
• Double red donors: 28
• Total units collected: 290


• First time donors: Emma Ceplecha, Abby Einck, Benjamin Ovre  (all 16 year old), Wilbert Werner (donated when he served in the military many decades ago)

• One gallon: Margaret Groebner/Clements, Bethany Lee, Beth O'Keefe, Heather Koffler

• Two gallon: Jody Stoen, Tom Kramin, Krystle Dillon

• Three gallon: Mark Johanneck, Ryan Becklund, Kristina Noble, Brian Fluck, Richard Salmon

• Four gallon: Peggy Huwe, Bruce Kaardal

• Five gallon: Jean Hillesheim, Brian Hennen, Bev Hoffbeck, Arlene Woelfel

• Six gallon: Jim Mertens, Brian Serbus

• Seven gallon: Cindy Beadell

• Eight gallon: Don Leopold

• Thirteen gallon: Carleton Bjerke

• Fourteen gallon: Larry Bunting, Doug Hillger/Morgan

• Sixteen gallon: Merlin Goudy/Wabasso. Richard Bot/Minneota