FAIRBURY – Jefferson County Rescue was awarded $231 for the community’s participation in last summer’s Nebraska Community Blood Bank Hometown Heroes blood drive campaign. Jefferson Community Health & Life exceeded its blood drive goal, collecting 33 units, and earning funds to support first responder equipment and training.
The 16 communities that participated in this summer’s Hometown Heroes campaign collected a total of 900 life-saving units of blood. These Hometown Hero communities helped ensure a stable blood supply this summer and Nebraska Community Blood Bank awarded more than $5,000 to be used toward community projects.
The Hometown Heroes campaign – held each summer– encourages Nebraska Community Blood Bank communities to host blood drives during the summer months, a time when the need for blood donors is great. Blood drive sponsors that meet collection goals can earn up to $1,500 toward funding a project within their community. Learn more about our Hometown Heroes campaign at ncbb.org/heroes or contact Jami Kassebaum at (402) 486-9406.
Nebraska Community Bloodbank is the blood supplier for Jefferson Community Health Center, and other facilities in six counties throughout southeast Nebraska.
Photo—Jami Kassebaum of Nebraska Community Blood Bank presents a check to Fairbury City Administrator Collin Bielser, right. Chad Jurgens CEO represents Jefferson Community Health & Life.