The North Bend Eagle


Moser, Otte to retire from organizing blood drive

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 12/27/17

Caryn Moser and Lois Otte have decided it is time to retire from organizing the North Bend blood drive for the American Red Cross.

Bloodmobile retiringLois Otte and Caryn Moser have chaired the North Bend blood drive for almost 65 years collectively. The Dec. 21 drive was their last one.

“They’ve changed everything,” Moser said. “The Red Cross want more on the computer and we are not comfortable with that. We just decided it is time.”
Otte is in agreement.

“I’ve always felt it was such a needed thing,” she said. “It is a good cause, one that is needed. I hope everyone will continue to donate and volunteer.”

The two volunteers also give credit to their husbands and the many volunteers who help each time the Red Cross Bloodmobile comes to North Bend.
Anyone interested in organizing the event is asked to call Moser (402-652-8663) or Otte (402-666-5214) and they will be glad to direct them to the ARC coordinator and help them get started. They hope someone more comfortable with the computer will step forward and organize the local drive.

“It’s a good cause,” Moser said. “The Red Cross needs blood all the time. It was good to interact with the people who come regularly. And the Red Cross is always there to answer questions and willing to help out. It is a good service to the community, so it is needed service.”

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