The community is invited to give blood in honor of cancer survivor Cynthia Tolliver at a special American Red Cross blood drive Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church.
Cynthia is an energetic and passionate member of her church, serving as Deaconess, Worship Arts Lead Servant and Sunday school Lead Servant. She is also a proud breast cancer survivor, having been diagnosed in 2012. Today she is cancer free and blood transfusions were a vital part of her treatment. She is thankful to donors who helped save her life.
Cynthia and the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church invite the community to give blood in Cynthia’s honor to celebrate life and help hospital patients. “I received blood when I had cancer,” said Cynthia. “I’m truly thankful that the Red Cross came to my rescue. I personally thank those individuals who donated to help save my life. I encourage everyone who can give to do so. You never know when you or your loved one might need blood.”
“Hosting this blood drive in her name is a wonderful way to honor Cynthia and help patients in need,” said Rosemarie Simmons, account manager for the Red Cross Central Ohio Blood Services Region.
Every two seconds in the United States blood is needed to respond to patient emergencies, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for the patients at about 2,600 hospitals nationwide.
Blood Drive in honor of Cynthia Tolliver
Saturday, April 15, 2017
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church
3161 East 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43219
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org
or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass
and follow the instructions on the site.
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