Give Thanks Give Life Blood Drive Honors Ann Moore
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Evansville news anchor Ann Moore bravely fought for two years with pancreatic cancer, and she publicly shared her struggle with the community she loved. Though Ann ultimately lost her fight against the disease, she was a champion for the American Red Cross blood donation program.
Ann's willingness to share her story gave hope to many other patients. The American Red Cross and WTVW Fox 7 invite eligible blood donors to honor Ann's memory at the annual Give Thanks Give Life Blood Drive.
- Give Thanks Give Life Blood Drive
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
6 a.m. to noon or 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana
29 S. Stockwell Road (off the Lloyd Expressway)
As part of her treatment, Ann received multiple blood product transfusions. Recipients of blood products are not able to take a holiday from needing lifesaving blood. They are in constant need of a healthy supply. Please make the time to give blood this holiday season and change a life, starting with your own.
Give Thanks Give Life will feature pizza courtesy of Papa Johns in the refreshment area and information about efforts to open a Gilda's Club in Evansville. Gilda's Club is a group dedicated to supporting families dealing with cancer, an effort that was a passion of Ann Moore's. Today, her husband, Randy, continues working to fulfill Ann's dream of opening a Gilda's Club in the Evansville area to help other families dealing with cancer.
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit givebloodgivelife.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
Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United
States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation's blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.