Donate Blood in Honor of Haylie Menzl at the Crossville Donor Center

February 14, 2011




[Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 10, 2011]—The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in honor of Crossville resident Haylie Menzl.  


Haylie Menzl has hereditary tyrosinemia, a rare, genetic metabolic disorder which can cause severe liver disease.[1]


Menzl had her first liver transplant when she was just 3 ½ months old.  She contracted hepatitis from the transplanted liver.  She currently receives blood platelet diffusion, a type of dialysis, twice a week.  She is also on the transplant list for a new liver.  


Menzl is 22 years old and a 2007 graduate of Cumberland County High School. 


You can help patients like Haylie Menzl by donating blood in her honor at the Crossville Donor Center located at 11 E. First St. during the month of February.  The Crossville Donor Center is open Monday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


To schedule an appointment for this blood drive, call (931) 337-0247 or visit and enter zip code:  38555.


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.