Sutton community encouraged to give blood
The American Red Cross encourages the Sutton community to help hospital patients in need by donating blood in memory of Jacob Westbury on Monday, May 1, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dudley-Gendron American Legion hall in Sutton.
Jacob Westbury was 17 years old when he passed away as a result of his injuries sustained in a car crash in 2014. Jacob attended Sutton schools and was a senior at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School at the time of his death. He played football and was a member of Boy Scout Troop 110 in Millbury. Jacob is remembered for his sense of humor and selflessness, and this blood drive honors his memory by helping to improve the lives of hospital patients today.
May is Trauma Awareness Month and the Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Those who come out to donate blood or platelets by May 14 will also have a chance to win one of three $1,000 gift card shopping sprees from GiftCertificates.com.
Donate Blood in Memory of Jacob Westbury
Monday, May 1, 2017
1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dudley-Gendron American Legion
156 Boston Rd., Sutton
To make an appointment to donate, visit redcrossblood.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.
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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross