The Rochester Police Department and Rochester Police Locust Club invite the community to pay tribute to Officer Daryl Pierson by joining them at the third annual blood drive in his memory.
Officer Pierson dedicated his life to serving his community. He was 32 years old when he was killed in the line of duty in 2014. A member of the RPD Tactical Unit, Pierson joined the Rochester Police Department in 2006 after serving in the U.S. Army.
“Daryl spent his life serving the community and protecting us,” said Captain Dave Smith, Rochester Police Department Central Station. “Having a blood drive in his honor means that Daryl’s legacy of giving to the community continues to live on.”
Donate Blood in Memory of Officer Daryl Pierson
Thursday, December 8
12 – 6 p.m.
Rochester Police Locust Club
1425 Lexington Avenue, Rochester
To make an appointment to donate, download the Blood Donor App, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code Pierson2014
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give the perfect gift – a blood donation – to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season.
A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
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.