EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. (Sept. 12, 2018) — The American Red Cross is partnering with the Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St. in Edwardsville, to host a blood drive in honor of Dr. David Lezinsky. The drive will be held on Friday, Sept. 21 between noon-5 p.m. To schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
A dedicated physician, Dr. Lezinsky recently retired from his practice following a cancer diagnosis. When patients and colleagues asked how they can help, he responded, “conditions like mine and many others need blood transfusions, so please donate.”
Taking his request to heart, a blood drive is planned in his honor. Help patients like Dr. Lezinsky from across the region by making an appointment to give blood on Sept. 21.
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 must meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can 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, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
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.