The Vergas community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on Jan. 4 at the Vergas Event Center which helped collect a total of 44 units of blood products for patients in need. 

A total of 44 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 39 individuals were able to successfully donate at the Vitalant blood drive. A total of five donors also came forward to donate Power Red Cells (2RBC) which collects two units of red blood cells while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution back to the donor. There were two people who volunteered for the first time.

Pam Krieg coordinated the drive, the Vergas Lions Club sponsored it and the City of Vergas provided the location at the Vergas Event Center.