American Red Cross to host blood drive in honor of Shelbyville, Mo. woman

November 30, 2012

Lucy Bevill fighting cancer


SHELBYVILLE, Mo. (Nov. 29, 2012) – Shelbyville, Mo. resident Lucy Bevill’s family and friends fear Bevill may soon lose her battle with leukemia. To remember her and help others, they are asking the local community to honor her by giving blood


The American Red Cross, Bevill’s friends and family and the Delta Theta Tau sorority will host the Lucy Bevill Blood Drive in Shelbyville on Dec. 6. Bevill, 73, has received several blood transfusions as part of her fight against leukemia.


Bevill’s husband of more than 50 years, Gary Bevill, described his wife as a “great person,” and invites the community to give blood at the upcoming drive in her honor.


Lucy Bevill Blood Drive

Dec. 6 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Shelbyville Moonshiners Inc.

Highway 15 N, Shelbyville, Mo.


Blood collected at the Lucy Bevill Blood Drive may help many patients, including those battling leukemia and other forms of cancer. In fact, some cancer patients require daily blood transfusions as part of their treatment. 

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 permission 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 join our blog at