CENTRALIA, IL. (Aug. 5, 2016) — The Central City/Centralia Lions Club in conjunction with the American Red Cross has announced that the scheduled blood drive on Aug. 12 will now be in memory of Terry and Rhonda Hatcher. The drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Central City Lions Shelter in Marion County. The Centralia husband and wife were tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on the evening of May 30 in Marion County.
Rhonda Hatcher, 49, was a marketing consultant at The Shoppers Weekly Papers for over 15 years and a ‘lioness’ in the Centralia Lions Club. Terry Hatcher, 50, was a press operator at Graphic Packaging International for over 20 years. In addition, he was a retired member of the United States Navy. The Hatcher’s were heavily involved in the community as contributing members on the Balloon Fest Committee and the Halloween Parade Committee, among their many activities outside of their jobs. They are survived by their daughter Chelsi.
Blood Drive In Memory of Terry and Rhonda Hatcher
Friday, Aug. 12
Central City Lions Shelter
310 S. Morrison
Central City, IL 62801
1 to 6 p.m.
The community is encouraged to come out and donate blood in memory of Terry and Rhonda. The Red Cross currently has a significant blood shortage and has issued an emergency request for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve now and help save lives.
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.