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Friday, June 13, 2014

American Red Cross Hosts Blood Drive in Memory of Pastor and Former Blood Recipient Deborah Watkins

American Red Cross Hosts Blood Drive in Memory of Pastor and Former Blood Recipient Deborah Watkins

Give the Gift of Life in Memory of Pastor Watkins

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in memory of Pastor Deborah Watkins on Monday, June 23, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Genesee United Methodist Church at 306 Main Street in Genesee. Pastor Watkins lost her battle with lung cancer on March 27, 2014. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in September 2012 and during her chemotherapy treatment she received a blood transfusion. Pastor Watkins helped increase awareness about the need for blood in her community by taking part in a Red Cross blood drive last summer in her honor.

Every day this summer is a chance to give hope and remember Pastor Watkins by giving blood through the Red Cross. During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at every American Red Cross blood drive than hospital patients need. If at least two more donors gave blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer – above what’s expected – patients would be better assured of having lifesaving blood products readily available to them.

The Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to help keep the blood supply strong this summer by making an appointment to donate blood today. Your blood donation can help save the life of a child or an adult in our community. Blood is an essential component for patient care in area hospitals, and the only source of blood is a healthy, volunteer blood donor. All presenting donors at this blood drive will receive a free t-shirt. Additionally, all presenting donors during the month of June will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a $50 gas card.* Walk-ins are always welcome, but donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance by calling 1-800 RED CROSS or by visiting redcrossblood.org.

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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