RED CROSS HOLDS BLOOD DRIVE IN MEMORY OF SPRING HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT CORPORAL – JEREMY MCLAREN
[Feb. 14, 2011—The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in memory of Spring Hill Police Department Corporal Jeremy McLaren on Friday, Feb. 25. The drive is at the Longview Recreation Center located at 2909 Commonwealth Drive in Spring Hill, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Corporal McLaren died on Feb. 7 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Columbia, Tenn. on Feb. 5. He was returning to Spring Hill from the Maury County Jail around 6:30 p.m. when another driver ran a red light and struck McLaren’s patrol car.
Corporal McLaren served with the Spring Hill Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, parents and four siblings.
“Having the blood drive in memory of Jeremy is a great way for the community to show their support to the McLaren family, as well as help the Red Cross assure they will have blood available to those in need. I would like to see this become an annual event in honor of him” says Don Brite, Spring Hill Police Chief.
All presenting blood donors receive a t-shirt, while supplies last. You are also invited to sign a banner and card for the McLaren family at the blood drive.
To schedule an appointment for this blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: springhillpolice or call Dawn McDaniel at (931) 486-2252, ext. 244.
Most healthy individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent) and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood. Individuals 18 years of age or younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.
The Tennessee Valley Region serves 59 hospitals and must have 600 people donate blood or platelets each weekday to meet the needs of hospital patients.