Local Organizations Hold Blood Drive in Memory of Royse City High School Assistant Principal

May 1, 2012


Carrying on his giving spirit, the Royse City Early Bird Rotary Club and Royse City High School (RCHS) Interact Club will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, May 4, in memory of Craig Bowers, who was an assistant principal at RCHS, to help patients in need.

“Craig strived to make an impact on students’ lives and inspired everyone with his giving, selfless character,” said Mary Ellis, Red Cross blood drive volunteer. “He was the type of person that would always volunteer to help or go the extra mile without being asked. A blood drive is a great way to honor Craig’s memory since it will help people and that’s what he loved to do.”

The blood drive will be at RCHS from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 4. The Red Cross urges those who are healthy to donate blood or platelets to help revive the nation’s blood supply. Because someone needs blood every two seconds, patients depend on consistent voluntary donations. 

Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets at a Red Cross donation center or blood drive.


How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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. New height and weight restrictions apply to donors ages 18 and younger.