By Nichole Seitz
Forum News Service
FARGO, N.D. — Blizzard conditions didn’t stop The Christopher Gabriel Program, which airs on Forum Communications Co. radio station WDAY AM 970, from hosting a blood drive with United Blood Services and The Yogurt Place in Fargo.
Blustery wind gusts and low visibility didn’t deter donors from participating in the drive, which was open to the public from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. today (Thursday). The drive was held inside of the bloodmobile which was parked outside of The Yogurt Place, 1801 45th St. S., Suite C1.
All donors received free yogurt supplied by The Yogurt Place.
“We’ve participated in a couple of different events with United Blood Services,” said Jennie Opheim, account executive at WDAY. “It has been a long time since we’ve had our own Forum Communications blood drive.”
The timing of the drive coincides with January being National Blood Donor month.
“Donors are particularly needed now due to the winter storms across the region that forced many blood drives to cancel,” Opheim said.
Also, there was added incentive for donors: a drawing for a WDAY Drink Card. Two card were available, one for the public and one for FCC employees. The punch card is good for four free beverages at 25 Fargo-Moorhead locations.
WDAY is owned by Forum Communications Co., a multimedia information company based in Fargo, and owns dozens of newspapers, websites and television and radio stations, and commercial printing plants in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.