HINTON, W. Va. — A blood drive will be held in honor of Justin Meadows on June 10, 2017. Meadows survived because of those who selflessly donated blood.
The night of his near fatal motorcycle accident Meadows received over 100 units of blood. The incident birthed in him a new mission – to ensure that donated blood is available for hospital patients in critical need. Over the years, Justin and his family worked to promote blood drives within the community. Their efforts helped to collect an astonishing 1,100 units of life saving blood.
“We often only take part in a cause or movement once a need hits close to home. In my case I would not be here to assist in this cause if a life-saving supply of blood was not available the night of my accident,” said Meadows.
The Meadows family is encouraging the entire community to rally behind a life-saving mission and make a blood donation in Justin’s honor. To make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
Donate Blood in Honor of Justin Meadows
June 10, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Summers County Memorial Building
(basement, corner of Park Ave & James Street)
451 First Ave,
Hinton WV 25951
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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross