Red Cross blood drive to be held in memory of Missouri teen

November 5, 2013

Logan Allen died in July


EDINA, Mo. (Nov. 1, 2013) — Family and friends of Logan Allen are turning the grief over his unexpected death in July into an opportunity to help others by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive in his memory on Nov. 11. Allen was 15-years old when he died as a result of an accidental gunshot wound.


The Allen family will be joined by the Knox County Community Center and the Knox County FFA in hosting the blood drive at the Knox County Community Center. Allen was a member of the FFA and was active in sports and shop classes at Knox County R-1 High School.


Logan Allen Memorial Blood Drive

Nov. 11 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Knox County Community Center

207 N. 4th St. in Edina, Mo.


Blood collected at the Logan Allen Memorial Blood Drive may help trauma victims, cancer patients and other patients in need. All blood types are needed.


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.