Give blood in memory of those impacted by the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings
WINCHESTER, Va. (April 4, 2017) — The Shenandoah Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association is hosting the 10th Annual Virginia Tech Memorial Blood Drive on Friday, April 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to remember the lives impacted by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007.
This blood drive is happening at the beginning of National Volunteer Month. The Shenandoah Chapter encourages everyone wanting to give back and pay tribute to the 32 faculty and students who were killed and the 17 others who were wounded in the tragedy of April 16, 2007 on the Virginia Tech Campus, to come and donate at this Annual Memorial Blood Drive.
10th Annual Virginia Tech Memorial Blood Drive
Friday, April 14, 2017
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Youth Development Center- Gym, 3 Bataile Drive
Winchester, Virginia 22601
The Red Cross has a critical need for O negative blood and platelet donors and AB plasma donors. The Red Cross relies on the generosity of donors and must collect 14,000 units of blood every day to meet the needs of more than 2,600 hospitals and medical centers caring for trauma and critically ill patients across the country.
All presenting donors will receive a commemorative t-shirt, while supplies last, and Chick-fil-A refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Pleasant Valley Road and Rutherford Crossing locations.
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.