Events, features and things to do for families in New Hampshire
HOOKSETT – Stephen Singer, Chairman of the Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive Committee, is pleased to announce that the 29th annual blood drive was a resounding success garnering 1,481 pints of blood from 1,691 presenting donors. The committee had hoped to see 1,500 donors and couldn’t be happier with the overage on attendance.
“One of the best aspects of this drive is the number of first time donors we see each year. This year, 155 people walked through the door for their first donation experience. Throughout all my years organizing this drive, I still can’t get over the tremendous community support. New Hampshire has an amazing way of giving back,” Stephen Singer said.
Among some of the highlights for this year’s blood drive were appearances by Governor John Lynch, Miss New Hampshire Megan Lyman, live remotes with Manchester’s 95.7 WZID and 86.5 The Mill, and a successful Corporate Challenge turnout. The Manchester Water Works Department responded to this year’s Corporate Challenge with the largest group of donors, but competition was steep.
The drive also recognized a special donor this year. Timothy Heath of Franklin donated his 20th gallon of blood. “Only 25% of donors in New Hampshire have achieved this milestone and the entire Singer Family couldn’t be more honored to hear that he chose our drive to celebrate this achievement,” Singer said.
The Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive is the largest annual event produced by the Singer Family Community Service and Charitable Contributions Team with presenting sponsor FairPoint Communications.