NORTH PLATTE - The North Platte Noon Rotary Club is hosing their annual Bloodhounds Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 19 from 11am-6pm at Venue 304 downtown North Platte. To date, 2,298 units of blood have been collected in 19 years of this blood drive according to Misty Robertson who is a noon rotarian, and spoke to the Post during a North Platte Kubota podcast last week.
Robertson says one of the cool parts about this particular blood drive is "the competition between organizations". Many have already created a team to collect blood on behalf of area non-profits, and Robertson said "you can start a team at the door if you'd like". The top 3 teams with the most donars on their behalf will get prize money to donate to a cause of that teams choosing. Patrick Jacobson who also joined Eagle's Derek Beck on FM 98.1 to talk about this event said another group he's a part of "North Platte Young Professionals" would donate their winnings to Debra's Legacy if they place in the top 3 in team donations.