Goodwill pleased with public blood drive
The first public Blood Drive and Health and Safety Fair attracted more than 300 people (mostly employees) to Goodwill
Industries at 2320 W. Colorado Ave. Oct. 29.
Attendees donated 14 pints of blood to the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Blood Bank during the six-hour free event. The amount “exceeded our goal,” said Laura Marth, Goodwill spokesperson.
Along with the blood drive were 25 booths, representing services involved in health and safety areas.
The event, started last year as an employee-only activity, was opened to the public this year to get information out to a greater number of people, she said. About 30 non-employees attended, she estimated.
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