MARION, Ohio (March 25, 2019) — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Carrie Hindman at a special American Red Cross blood drive held in her name Saturday, April 6, 1 to 6 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene in Marion.
Carrie passed away Sept. 12, 2011 from a sudden heart attack at age 35. The loving mother of two children worked at a local accounting firm for 17 years. As an organ donor, she was able to help others after she passed. Her corneas were transplanted to two other patients, and her organs may have touched countless lives.
Carrie’s family and friends are organizing a blood drive in her name to celebrate her life. “In life Carrie loved to give to others in need,” said Beverly Hindman, Carrie’s mother. “Carrie was a hero of donation. There is no way to know the extent of who her organ donation may have helped. We want to continue her legacy of giving to help others in need and hope many will come give blood in her name at this blood drive.”
This is the third blood drive held in Carrie’s name. The first two blood drives resulted in 43 blood donations.
“There are so many reasons why someone may need a blood transfusion,” said Kelly Beck, account manager for the Red Cross. “Giving blood in memory of Carrie is a wonderful way to honor her and help others in need.”
Every two seconds in the United States blood is 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 more than 13,000 blood and platelet donations every day for the patients at about 2,500 hospitals nationwide.
Donate blood in memory Carrie Hindman
Saturday, April 6, 2019
1 to 6 p.m.
First Church of the Nazarene
233 W. Church St., Marion, OH 43302
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 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, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross is to become a volunteer transportation specialist and deliver lifesaving blood products to local area hospitals. Volunteer transportation specialists play a very important role in ensuring an ample blood supply for patients in need by transporting blood and blood products. For more information and to apply for a volunteer transportation specialist position, visit rdcrss.org/driver.
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.