This is the second time this summer the Mayor has sponsored a blood drive with the South Bend Medical Foundation. In May there were a total number of 16 units collected. Only 4 people signed up to give blood while 18 anticipated donors signed up to give blood and there were 2 deferrals.
The July 12th Farmers’ Market Blood Drive had a much better result with a total of 32 units being collected. A total of 12 donors sign up in advance and there were 10 deferrals.
Mayor Senter said, “We had an incredible turnout on Saturday and I appreciate everyone’s patience as we registered over 40 donors.”