Donate lifesaving blood in memory of Jane McDaniel on Nov. 6

October 23, 2013

CARTHAGE, Ill. (Oct. 23, 2013) – On Nov. 6, community members will have the opportunity to donate blood in memory of Jane McDaniel, a tireless American Red Cross volunteer who passed away earlier this year

McDaniel was a special and dedicated Red Cross volunteer in Hancock County for more than 40 years and coordinated many blood drives throughout the area. The county has a rich history of supporting the Red Cross, due in large part to McDaniel’s unwavering commitment to the organization’s lifesaving mission.

Now, McDaniel’s friends and family are hosting a blood drive in her memory at the First Christian Church in Carthage not only to help patients in need, but also to commemorate her enduring legacy of service to others.

Donate blood in memory of Jane McDaniel

Nov. 6 from noon to 6 p.m. at First Christian Church, 701 Wabash Ave., in Carthage, Ill.

To make a donation appointment, please call Louise Smith at 217-430-5669 or visit

The need for blood is constant. On average, the Red Cross must collect about 15,000 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of patients in Illinois and across the country. All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit 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 (16 with parental consent in some states), 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.

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.