Everyone Welcome To Donate At Local Blood Drive
Shippensburg, PA (Dec 5, 2016) – A blood drive in honor of Steve Russell, a lifelong Shippensburg, PA resident, will be held on December 9, 2016. The drive will be located at Shippensburg Church of the Brethren from 12:30pm to 6pm.
Mr. Russell graduated from Shippensburg High School in 1989. A machinist for 28 years and a father, Steve is currently under treatment for leukemia and has been receiving blood products. Steve is a fighter with a permanent smile! Steve’s friends and family invite the entire community to donate blood to help patients like Steve.
Make A Difference With Steve Russell
December 9, 2016
12:30pm - 6pm
Shippensburg Church of the Brethren
253 East Garfield
Shippensburg, PA 17257
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.