Zoey Van Eaton should be graduating this spring from Nodaway Valley High School, but in July 2016, she was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. Though her life was short, Van Eaton made an impact by giving back; she donated blood every chance she had.
Now her friends are giving the Nodaway community the opportunity to honor Van Eaton by holding a blood drive in her name. Everyone is invited to ensure blood products are available for patients in need by donating in Van Eaton’s memory Feb. 15.
Blood donations are urgently needed now and throughout the winter to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. All those who come to donate from Jan. 30 to Feb. 26, 2017, are eligible to receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email for making blood and platelet donation a priority this winter.
Donate blood in memory of Zoey Van Eaton
Wednesday, Feb. 15
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nodaway Valley High School
410 NW 2nd St.
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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.