Special Blood Drive To Be Held In Honor Of Mable Ware; Bryan & Surrounding Community Encouraged To Give Blood

VR LOGO - WEBBRYAN, OH — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in honor of Mable Ware. Mable received blood while being treated for internal bleeding because of an ulcer.

“I lost eight pints of blood,” said Ware. “I’m alive today thanks to the blood I received.”

Blood and platelet donations are needed every day for patients with many serious medical conditions. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all need blood.

“This blood drive is a way to thank those who helped me and a way to help others,” said Ware.

This blood drive is sponsored by Wesley United Methodist Church.

Donate Blood in Honor of Mable Ware
Saturday, November 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Wesley United Methodist Church
903 Center Street in Bryan

Donors are asked to please call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “wesleyumc” to schedule a blood donation appointment.

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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.

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