Bay Lake Bank of Manawa has received the Bronze for the Community Category in the community blood drive.
Manawa Community has sponsored six blood drives in 2010, with a total of 192 donors recruited and 167 units collected, in addition to six new donors. Renee Boelter and Yvonne Stultz helped to make this happen.
Stultz herself has donated ninety-four pints of blood over the years. “My mom and grandma always donated, so that is what got me started.” Stutz adds, “I never really thought about the importance until I met a recipient at a banquet last year. She was a young woman and had a life threatening illness. Her story made me realize how important that it really was.”
The Community Blood Center is a non-profit organization that provides 100% of the blood donated to eighteen hospitals in Wisconsin and Michigan.