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Annual Blood Drive in Memory of Jordan Partridge Scheduled Sept. 20 in Jerseyville

Missouri-Illinois

September 6, 2012
 

Eleven Year Old Died of Lymphoma in 2006

 

Family and friends remember him as a fun loving soccer fan who had a gift for making people laugh.  Jordan Partridge passed away from lymphoma in May of 2006 at the age of 11, and on September 20, his family will once again invite the Jerseyville community to donate blood in his memory.

 

Eligible blood donors can remember Jordan and help patients in need by donating blood with the American Red Cross on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall at 300 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Jerseyville, IL.

 

“Everyone remembers Jordan as a kid who tried to make you laugh,” said his mother, Angela Partridge.  “He was a fun, lovable kid.”

 

Jordan was diagnosed at the age of ten, and like most cancer patients, received blood products as part of his treatment.  He passed away in spring of 2005, and in September of that year his family held a blood drive in his memory.

 

The annual Jordan Partridge blood drive is now in its seventh year, and Angela Partridge said it’s done as a way to keep her son’s memories alive.

 

“I always wanted to do something to remember him,” she said.

 

You can join Jordan’s family and friends in remembering him, and you can help save the lives of others who need blood, by giving blood at the American Legion Hall in Jerseyville on September 20.  You can make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by visiting redcrossblood.org.  Walk-ins are also welcome, though appointments are preferred.

 

How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information or to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. 

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.