25th Annual Interfaith Blood Drive at Grace Lutheran Church

June 18, 2013

The American Red Cross Western Lake Erie Blood Services Region is hosting the 25th Annual Interfaith blood drive. The Interfaith blood drive, uniting people of all faiths and nationalities to help save lives, will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St., Toledo, on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23 from 9 am – 3 pm. Everyone who comes to give blood will get a Red Cross thermal tote!

To schedule an appointment, please call Devorah at 419-841-4652. This blood drive is open to the public and walk-ins are welcome. 

“The Interfaith committee has been bringing people of all faiths and beliefs together to help save lives for the past 25 years to help break down the walls of prejudice and bias for any and all people,” said Devorah, Interfaith Blood Drive Chairperson.

The Interfaith Committee is comprised of representatives of Houses of Worship of different denominations throughout the Toledo area. On Sunday evening there will be a Celebration of Life Service at 7 pm at Grace Lutheran Church to celebrate the conclusion of the blood drive.

“Summer is typically a challenging time for the Red Cross because most people are too busy to think about giving blood,” said Tracy Duncan, Spokesperson for Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross.  “But the need for blood doesn’t take a summer vacation, and we are asking that people make giving blood part of their summer to-do list.”

The need for blood is constant. Trauma victims, cancer patients, premature babies and children who suffer from sickle cell disease often need blood products to survive every day in the community.  Every two seconds someone in America needs blood.