The blood drive held in Harmony on Tuesday, Sept. 24, succeeded in collecting 36 units of blood. This number was achieved by several donors giving two units, as there were only 35 donors who presented, and several deferrals.

Congratulations to these seven donors who reached the following milestones:

Marie Dambach - 19 gallons

Lavonne Mensink - 4 gallons

Mindy Jo Osmonson - 2 gallons

Brit Schriever - 5 gallons

Dave Sefton - 10 gallons

Jerad Soppa - 1 gallon

Sam Swartzentruber - 5 gallons

The bloodmobile is sponsored by the Harmony American Legion Auxiliary and many of the volunteers are Auxiliary members. However, numerous volunteers from the community also help make the blood drives successful. The organizers thank everyone for the continued support in this worthwhile effort.

The next bloodmobile will be in Harmony on Tuesday, Dec. 3. If one would like to schedule an appointment, call Marilyn Bratager at (507) 937-3406 or schedule one online at