American Red Cross to host annual Super Hero Blood Drive in memory of Bellevue boy
May 28, 2013
BELLEVUE, Neb. – For three years, Isaac Hall valiantly battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Though he lost the fight in 2008 at the age of 8, his family, friends and the community honor his memory each year during the Isaac Hall Super Hero Blood Drive.
The Isaac Hall Super Hero Blood Drive was born out of Isaac’s desire to help ensure that blood was available for patients in need. Blood transfusions were essential to Isaac as he underwent chemotherapy and radiation. Each time he received blood – which Isaac fondly dubbed “super hero blood” – he became full of energy and his skin regained color, said Carla Hall, his mother.
“It was Isaac’s hope that no one would have to wait for needed blood,” Carla said. “He was very excited for the first Super Hero Blood Drive and wore his cape and suit while walking around and thanking people. We thank everyone for continuing to donate blood in Isaac’s memory.”
Eighth Annual Isaac Hall Super Hero Blood Drive
Monday, June 3 from 1:30 to 7 p.m.
Thanksgiving Lutheran Church at 3702 S. 370 Plaza, Bellevue
To make an appointment, please contact Juanita at 402-884-7523 or visit redcrossblood.org (enter sponsor code 009642).
The Isaac Hall Super Hero Blood Drive comes at an important time for the Red Cross. Historically, during the summer months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. But, this seasonal challenge can be overcome two generous donors at a time, at every blood drive, every day.
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 permission 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.