American Red Cross to Host Fallen Officer Blood Drives

May 1, 2013

Throughout the summer months, the River Valley Blood Services Region will participate in the eighth annual Fallen Officer Blood Drive Campaign in Indiana. This year the River Valley Region will host 25 fallen officer blood drives in 21 counties across the state to honor police officers killed in the line of duty and raise awareness of the need for blood. The River Valley Region is proud to participate in the annual Fallen Officers Blood Drive Campaign as a way to honor local fallen officers.

Janice Starnes, whose husband Sgt. Daniel Starnes was killed in the line of duty in 2001, founded the campaign and continues to organize it each year. “Most encouraging is that the blood drives continue to grow and our officers are not forgotten thanks to the people who come to give blood in their memory,” said Starnes. “This blood drive campaign also raises awareness of the dangers officers face every day and the need for blood.”


American Red Cross Fallen Officer Blood Donation Opportunities

May 2, 2013, Noon - 4:00pm, Indiana State Police Post Jasper, 2209 Newton Street, Jasper, IN, 47456

May 3, 2013, 2:00pm - 7:00pm, Black Township Fire and Rescue, 5775 Industrial Road, Mt. Vernon, IN, 47620

May 6, 2013, 3:00pm - 7:00pm, 4-H Youth and Community Center, Junction of Hwy 231 and Hwy 70, Chrisney, IN, 47611

May 10, 2013, 1:00 - 5:00pm, Gibson County Sheriff's Department, 112 E Emerson Street, Princeton, IN, 47670

May 17, 2013, 1:00pm - 7:00pm, Salem First Christian, 305 E Walnut Street, Salem, IN, 47167

May 22, 2013, 1:30pm - 5:30pm, Indiana State Police, 19411 U.S. Hwy. 41 North, Evansville, IN, 47725

May 22, 2013, 2:00pm - 7:00pm, Community of Hope Nazarene Church, Corydon-Ramsey Rd, Corydon, IN, 47112

May 29, 2013, 3:00 - 7:00pm, VFW Post 3587-Main Hall, 1202 E Main Street, Petersburg, IN, 47567

June 6, 2013, 9:00am - 2:00pm, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, 3500 N. Harlan Avenue, Evansville IN 47712

June 6, 2013, Noon - 5:00pm, Madison Presbyterian, 202 Broadway, Madison, IN, 47250

June 6, 2013, 2:00pm - 7:00pm, Daviess County Sheriff Department, 101 NE 4th Street, Washington, IN, 47501

June 8, 2013, 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Oakland City Fire Deparments, 314 N. Main Street, Oakland City, IN, 47660

June 10, 2013, 8:00am - 1:00pm, French Lick Casino, 8670 Hwy 56, French Lick, IN, 47432

June 11, 2013, 9:00am - 2:00pm, Monroe County Fallen Officer Drive, 401 N. Morton Suite 210, Bloomington, IN, 47402

June 11, 2013, 2:00pm - 6:00pm, St. Anthony of Padua, 316 N Sherwood Avenue, Clarksville, IN, 47129

June 12, 2013, 2:00pm - 7:00pm, Shoals United Methodist Church, 5th & Main, Shoals, IN, 47581

June 13, 2013, Noon - 4:00pm, Vincennes University Adm, 102 E Lyndale Street, Vincennes, IN, 47591

June 13, 2013, 2:00pm - 7:00pm, St. John's Lutheran, 1st & Wood, Loogootee, IN, 47553

June 17, 2013, 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Miller Chiropractic, 209 S State Street, North Vernon, IN, 47265

June 18, 2013, 2:00pm - 7:00pm, Northside Christian Church, 4407 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN, 47150

June 19, 2013, 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Bedford Fire Department, 1900 H Street, Bedford, IN, 47421

June 21, 2013, 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Scott Memorial Hospital, 1451 N Gardner Street, Scottsburg, IN, 47170

June 27, 2013, 1:00pm - 5:00pm, FOP Lodge #73, 801 Court Street, Evansville, IN, 47708

June 28, 2013, Noon - 5:00pm, Warrick County FOP, 300 Owensboro Road, Booneville, IN, 47601

June 29, 2013, 9:00am - 2:00pm, Lincoln Hills United Methodist Church, 1598 W State Road 64, English, IN, 47118


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How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. 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.

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