East St. Paul folks in giving mood
Posted: January 30, 2017
Doug Wazny did something Dec. 9 that he's done plenty of times before - he gave blood.
"I think this is getting close to 80 times," Wazny said, while Canadian Blood Services Donor Care Associate Rebecca Cecotka monitored his progress.
"Donating blood is the most generous gift you can give. It costs you nothing more than a few minutes of your time," Hart said.
"I am so thankful to these residents who took the time to donate during this very busy holiday season."
Wazny started giving blood in 1964 and though he took some time off says he's been a regular for the last 20 years.
"It's the Christmas spirit. Just give."
Darrin Desmedt, territory manager of donor services with Canadian Blood Services, said the East St. Paul clinic has continually attracted more donors, and December's 69 donors more than doubles the 32 that showed up for the June clinic. A September clinic was up over June as well, with 53 donors.
"I couldn't be happier with the progress of the East St. Paul Community Clinic," Desmedt said, noting that Mayor Hart's efforts in promoting the clinic have yielded terrific results.