Blood Drives Honor Nicky Durbin

February 3, 2011




[Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 3, 2011]—The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in honor of local area resident Nicky Durbin on the following dates:


  • Friday, Feb. 18., from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Savannah Church of Christ located at 1175 Pickwick Road in Savannah.
  • Monday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clifton Church of Christ located at 306 W. Pillow St. in Clifton, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Nicky Durbin suffered severe burns to his body when gasoline caught on fire while he was changing his car’s fuel pump.  As a result, Durbin’s right hand was amputated and he is fighting to save his legs.  Durbin received more than 50 units of blood so far during his treatment. 


“I feel like it’s wonderful that people can give to save lives,” says Rhonda Bishop, Nicky Durbin’s Aunt.


Durbin, who is a father of two small children, will likely require more donated blood as his treatment continues.


To schedule an appointment for this blood drive or any other American Red Cross blood drive, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit


Most healthy individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood.  Individuals 18 years of age or younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.


The Tennessee Valley Region serves 59 hospitals and must have 600 people donate blood or platelets each weekday to meet the needs of hospital patients.