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Family hosts annual Red Cross blood drive in memory of crash victim

Missouri-Illinois

May 5, 2014
 

                                                                                  Tim Hill died in 1995 crash        

 

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (May 5, 2014) — Local blood donors can help others and remember a man who devoted his life to assisting those in need during the 20th annual Tim Hill Memorial Blood Drive on May 19. A car crash in March 1995 took the life of 28-year-old Hill, who was employed in the health care industry.

 

“He was a great guy and so concerned about other people,” said Karen Meers, Hill’s sister. “The blood drive is something we do in his memory and something we enjoy doing to help the community.”

 

20th annual Tim Hill Memorial Blood Drive

May 19 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Columns Banquet Center

711 Veterans Memorial Parkway, St. Charles, Mo.

 

Blood donated at the Tim Hill Memorial Blood Drive can help many patients, including accident victims, cancer patients and those undergoing surgery.

 

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.