Blood drive will honor 16-month-old Quincy Ogline
Friedens, PA (Jan. 10, 2017) — A blood drive will be held at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in honor of Quincy Ogline.
Quincy was born with a congenital heart defect called Ebsteins Anomaly. He had his first open heart surgery when he was less than 6 months old and needed blood transfusions during and after surgery. Now only 16 months old, Quincy will need future interventions. It would not be possible without the generosity of blood donors.
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now and help save patient lives, like Quincy’s. Right now, blood and platelet donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Quincy’s family invites everyone to donate.
In Honor of Quincy Ogline
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church
131 South Main St.
Friedens, PA 15541
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 (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.
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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.