Blood drive in memory of Jessica Nicole Dull on Nov. 20
RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (Oct. 26, 2013) — Residents of Richland Center and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to give the gift of life Nov. 20 by donating blood to the American Red Cross in remembrance of Jessica Nicole Dull.
After graduating from Richland Center High School in 2009, Dull entered the University of Wisconsin-Richland to pursue a career in the medical field. Just a year later, Dull’s dreams of a bright future ended when she and two friends were tragically killed in a car accident.
“Jessica’s infectious laugh, beautiful smile and competitive edge will never be forgotten,” said Brad Dull, Jessica’s father. “We hope that the community will join us in remembering our daughter’s life by giving the gift of life in her memory.”
Donate blood in memory of Jessica Nicole Dull
Nov. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Richland Center Community & Senior Center, 1050 N. Orange St., in Richland Center, Wis.
The need for blood is constant. On average, the Red Cross must collect about 15,000 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of hospital patients in Wisconsin and across the country. All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative.
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.