COUNTY EMPLOYEES PITCH IN TO GIVE BLOOD FOR COLLEAGUE

COUNTY EMPLOYEES PITCH IN TO GIVE BLOOD FOR COLLEAGUE

More than 100 county employees – nearly 20 percent of Doña Ana County’s full-time work force – have signed up to donate blood at the County Manager’s Complex on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2001.
The 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. blood drive is being held in honor of Judith M. Price, the county’s director of Community Development and two-time interim county manager, who is a cancer patient at Memorial Medical Center. Employees who cannot donate blood (or who wish to do so in addition to donating blood) also will be given the opportunity during the drive to donate leave time to Price, who has been out on medical leave for several weeks.
United Blood Service will have one of its Bloodmobiles on hand at the County Manager’s Complex at 180 West Amador Ave. to screen donors and process blood donations. A second Bloodmobile was scheduled to be on hand, but it broke down. To accommodate the donors who already had made appointments, the Grand Lobby of the County Manager’s Complex has been turned into a makeshift donation center, complete with three industrial-strength fans loaned by The Home Depot to keep the donors cool.
The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners, at their July 24 meeting, declared Aug 1., 2001 to be Judy Price Day in Doña Ana County.
For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.