Blood drive in Fayette Monday 7.16

Written by David Green.

   An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, July 21, in the fellowship hall at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene, located at 511 S. Fayette St.

  Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and present a valid state issued photo ID or Red Cross donor card upon donation.

  To schedule an appointment, call Kathy at 419/237-2418. Walk-ins are welcome.

  People often think blood is needed only by hospital patients and victims of emergencies such as automobile accidents, however, for many people, using blood products is a way of life. Those with sickle cell anemia, cancer, heart disease, leukemia and other major illnesses may need blood on a regular basis.

  This blood drive serves the Western Lake Erie Region and includes 11 counties, 23 hospitals and a population of over one million. In order to meet the needs of the patients in this area, the region needs to maintain a minimum three-day supply of eight blood types.

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