WESTAMPTON, N.J.— Members of the Westampton community are invited to roll up their sleeves and give blood in memory of Braylon Willie Daniels on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2-7 p.m. at the Westampton Recreation Center, 50 Springside Road.
This blood drive comes as the Red Cross faces an urgent need for blood donors to give now to help avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients this winter. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device and enter sponsor code IMOBWDW.
Braylon died at age 7, less than five months after being diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a terminal cancer. His mother Jennifer Daniels hopes that Barylon’s name will “bring help to others” and will be known for “courage and strength.”
“He was perfect, smart, loving, caring, athletic and very handsome,” shared Daniels, adding that he loved life and lived it to the fullest, often with his sister Brooklyn right by his side.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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 and platelet donors can 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, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% 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.