The community is invited to give blood in memory of Drew Dulebohn and Jakob Sexton at a special blood drive held in their honor on Wednesday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elida High School.
Both Elida High School students, Drew and Jakob lost their lives in an auto accident in summer 2016. They both received blood during the efforts to save their lives. Drew and Jakob were active in football, wrestling, and are each remembered as great students and friends.
The families of both boys invite the community to give blood in their names. “Thank you for honoring our sons’ memory by giving blood,” said Monica Dulebohn, Drew’s mother.
“Jakob was a friend to everyone he met,” said Cheryl Crites, Jakob’s mother. “We would like to see the entire community participate in this blood drive.”
“Hosting this blood drive in their names is a wonderful way to remember Drew and Jakob and help other patients in need,” said Marianne Hardesty, account manager for the American Red Cross.
Every two seconds in the United States blood and platelets are needed to respond to patient emergencies, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for the patients at about 2,600 hospitals nationwide.
Blood Drive in memory of Drew Dulebohn and Jakob Sexton
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Elida High School
401 East North Street, Elida, OH 45807
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 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