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Monday, January 9, 2006

"Immeasurable!" What was your very favorite gift this Christmas?

If you gave the gift of yourself, the gift of life your gift was "immeasurable. " Did you receive such a gift?

A life is priceless and it can't be bought but it can be given!

If you donated blood at our recent blood drive December 30th at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston your gift was immeasurable! On behalf of the American Red Cross and each life that you saved I would like to express heartfelt thanks!

We would also like to express appreciation to Teresa at Dominos for providing us with pizza for the donors. We could not begin to host a blood drive without our dedicated volunteers and we are always so thankful for each and every one of the that give up their time so others can live! As always, thanks to the Rotary club for sponsoring the drive.

Each and every day in our own home town blood is needed at the Mo. Delta Hospital. The blood you donate stays here on the shelves. It is our mission that if or when disaster strikes and for every need the supply will be adequate.

When you give blood "you" are the silent hero right in the operating room with the Dr's and nurses-its true you aren't seen but part of you is there-your life-line to them. The most important part of you is in that room saving their life. Blood cannot be artifically manufactured it must come from another human being. That is why your blood is so vital and we count on you to partner with us in our mission! The future is uncertain and that blood you donate just might save the life of a loved one-or your own!

"Immeasurable" is what you give when you give the greatest gift of all-blood-

because it is life-saving! That value of preserving creation can't be measured.

Please give the gift of life-give blood because sometimes help can't wait and that help is "immeasurable" to us and the life you save-and its a "wonderful life!

American Red Cross

Freida Cardwell