• Samantha Kruse with Carter Bloodcare sets up Tom Claybrook to donate a pint of blood. Clayborn has donated at least 16 times with Carter. Kruse has worked for Carter for about two years. BA photo by James Norman
    Samantha Kruse with Carter Bloodcare sets up Tom Claybrook to donate a pint of blood. Clayborn has donated at least 16 times with Carter. Kruse has worked for Carter for about two years. BA photo by James Norman

Rotary Club hosts blood drive

About 16 pints were collected at this quarter’s blood drive, hosted by the Rotary Club of Breckenridge with Carter Bloodcare at the First National Bank on Thursday, March 7.

Samantha Kruse, a mobile supervisor for Carter, said they take a pint of blood from donors, but this can vary depending on several factors, such as the donor’s health, how long it takes them to donate or whether they are able to physically do so.

Kruse said Carter holds blood drives about every quarter of the year. She added those who donate are usually able to donate whole-blood every 56 days. The level of participation depends on the type of drive they’re holding. She gave high schools as an example and said they can see typically 100 or more people at those. Whereas in their smaller drives, like in Breckenridge, they see around two dozen.

For the full story, check out the March 13 edition of the Breckenridge American.

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