Julie DuVal has dedicated much of her life giving back to the Harlan community. The Harlan High School math teacher is a member of the First Baptist Church and has coached high school volleyball for 19 years.
DuVal was recently diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma and will likely need blood products as part of her treatment. Her friends and co-workers are inviting the entire Harlan community, especially staff and students at Harlan High School, to support DuVal by donating blood in her name at this upcoming drive.
“Julie is an amazing part of our Harlan High School community and an incredible wife and mom,” said Dawn Vanden Berg, DuVal’s co-worker and friend.
Donate blood in honor of Julie DuVal
Sunday, April 30
noon to 5 p.m.
Merrill Field, Harlan High School
1001 Elm St.
Blood transfusions are often a critical component of treatment for those fighting cancer. Donating is one of the simplest things a person can do to help save a patient’s life. With every blood or platelet donation, there could be many families thankful for another birthday given to their loved one.
How to donate blood
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