Thursday, December 8, 2016

Small towns are caring towns

There are some people who are not comfortable with the idea of moving to a small town. Their reasoning is that “everyone” will know their business.

I prefer to live in a small town - one where people know your name, greet you with kindness and ask about your family. They aren’t nosy – they are caring.

Several months ago, Scott Boyd, a West Liberty man, was involved in a machinery accident. During emergency surgery, he was given a total of 108 units of blood and a one percent chance of survival because of the extent of his injuries.

When the townspeople of West Liberty learned about the accident, they immediately asked, “What can I do to help?”

With that much blood missing from the blood banks, we all know that it is going to take a lot of people to replenish the supply for the next person who is in need.

To meet that need it was decided a blood drive was needed to replenish what was used during Scott's surgeries. In response, there were several blood drives in the area that were held in his honor. The response from the donors was tremendous and many people donated blood for the first time.

It shouldn't stop there. Blood donors are needed because we never know when there will be another crisis.

If you are a donor. Please make an appointment for a blood drive in your area. If you have never donated - please consider becoming a donor. Mary Rutan Hospital, the Discovery Center and Green Hills hosts blood drives on a regular basis.

If you live or work near West Liberty, call Rebecca at 937.650.7117 and she can register you for the next blood drive at Green Hills.

Give the gift of life - be a blood donor.

P.S. Scott has beaten the odds. He is at home where he continues to improve and recover from his injuries.

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