Borough employees dress up to give the gift of life for Halloween...

Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2001

As the full moon rose on Halloween evening many Borough employees went home more like angels than the devilish costumes some were wearing. According to Pam Musgrove, public relations director for the Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center, the turn out for Mayor Bagley's Halloween Blood Drive was terrific.

"We did really good here today, lots of Trick or Treaters came out today to give the gift of life, which we always appreciate," said Musgrove with goulash black fangs covering her lips. After the tremendous turn out of new donors following the September 11th attack, the folks at the Blood Bank are once again reaching out in any way possible to keep an adequate supply of blood.

"Right now we're back to square one, and getting out to do blood drives to collect blood because the over supply collected after the Twin Towers attack is now expiring, our supplies are down, and we're back now to our normal running operation," said Rita Wydra, manager of the local Blood Bank. While blood may expire, it is never wasted explained Wydra, it is broken down into all its various components to benefit different people with different diseases or conditions. While other drives are planned, regular donors are encouraged to call the Blood Bank in Soldotna at 260-5672 for an appointment at their convenience.

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