The American Red Cross and the Lenawee County Fairground will once again partner on September 11, 2014 for the 2nd Annual ‘Drive of Remembrance’ blood drive, which honors the victims and survivors of the September 11th attacks. Since 2002, generous Red Cross donors have given nearly 9,000 pints of blood during 9/11 blood drives, positively affecting more than 26,900 lives.
“We are very proud to continue this event, which has become much more than just a blood drive,” said Jim Flickema, CEO of the American Red Cross Great Lakes and Southeast Michigan Blood Services Region. “This is an opportunity for individuals to pay tribute to our nation’s heroes and be a hero themselves by helping save lives.”
The 2nd Annual “Drive of Remembrance” blood drive will be held on September 11 from 9:00AM to 7:00PM at the Lenawee County Fairgrounds (602 N. Dean Street) in Adrian.
Summer is always a tough time to ensure a sufficient blood supply, as regular donors become busy with summer activities and are unable to make rolling up a sleeve part of the schedules. By taking time to donate on this very special day, you’ll help ensure that blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it’s needed. Donations through the Red Cross could help patients at local hospitals or help those who must travel outside the area for medical treatment.
Everyone who comes out to donate will receive a free American Red Cross “Drive of Remembrance” t-shirt, while supplies last. Donors will also be treated to a hot, home-cooked meal in the Red Cross canteen. 103.9 FM WLEN will also be broadcasting live from the event.
To schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org. Sponsor Code: Patriotic.
Special thanks to Blissfield Manufacturing Co. for their generous support of the American Red Cross and this blood drive. Individuals or other businesses that would like to take part in this event are encouraged to contact Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative Joy Gilbert at (517) 614-6614.
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.