Blood Drive in St. Charles Will Honor Memory of Local Man

August 20, 2012


18th Annual Tim Hill Memorial Blood Drive Sept. 7


The family of a local man who spent much of his life serving others is asking the community to follow that lead in donating blood with the American Red Cross on September 7 at the 18th annual Tim Hill Memorial Blood Drive in St. Charles.


Eligible blood donors can honor Hill’s memory by giving blood on Friday, Sept. 7, from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Columns Banquet Center at 711 Veterans Memorial Parkway in St. Charles.


Hill was killed in a car accident in March of 1995 at the age of 28.  He had worked in the health care industry, and according to family, devoted his life to aiding others, especially the elderly.


“He was a great guy and so concerned about other people,” said his sister, Karen Meers.


Hill’s family and friends want others to help those in need by making an appointment to donate blood on September 7 at the Columns in St. Charles.  All blood types are needed and just one donation could help save up to three lives.


“The blood drive is something we do in his memory, and something we enjoy doing to help the community,” said Meers.


If you’d like to donate blood at the 18th annual Tim Hill Memorial Blood Drive on September 7, you can make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by visiting  Walk-ins are also welcome, though appointments are preferred.


How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit for more information or to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. 


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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