The community is invited to give blood in memory of Tina Brantley at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ross Medical Education Center in Kokomo.
Tina Brantley of Kokomo was a generous regular blood donor and known for her unforgettable smile. She passed away due to complications from high blood pressure. Join her family to help honor her legacy of being a donor by giving blood in her memory.
The Brantley family invites the community to give blood in her honor. “We would like to see the entire community come give blood in her name,” said Taylor Ladd, Tina’s mother.
“Hosting this blood drive in her name is a wonderful way to honor Tina and help patients in need,” said Toni Fox, account manager for the Red Cross Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region.
Those who come out to donate blood or platelets by May 14 will have a chance to win one of three $1,000 gift card shopping sprees from GiftCertificates.com.
Every two seconds in the United States blood and platelets are needed to respond to patient emergencies, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for the patients at about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.
Blood Drive in honor of Tina Brantley
Thursday, May 4, 2017
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ross Medical Education Center
196 E. Southway Blvd., Kokomo, IN 46901
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