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Special Red Cross blood drive held for New Lexington child battling cancer | June 24, 2021

New Lexington, OH, June 2, 2021 — The community is invited to give blood in honor of Brinley Boyd at a special American Red Cross blood drive held in her name on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Grace Community Church of the Nazarene.

 

Special Red Cross blood drive held for New Lexington child battling cancer | June 24, 2021

 

Special Red Cross blood drive held for New Lexington child battling cancer

Brinley's Buddies Blood Drive to be held June 24

 

New Lexington, OH, June 2, 2021 The community is invited to give blood in honor of Brinley Boyd at a special American Red Cross blood drive held in her name on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the Grace Community Church of the Nazarene.

 

7945 Tunnel Hill Rd.
New Lexington, OH
Date: Thu, 06/24/2021
Hours: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Brinley is an animal loving 10-year-old in the 4th grade at Larry Miller Intermediate School in the East Muskingum School District. She likes dogs and cats the best and collects stuffed animals which she uses to comfort her.  Brinley was diagnosed with very high-risk Pre-B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age four and has had multiple blood transfusions.  She may need more transfusions as her treatment continues. Please give blood in honor of Brinley; she wants to help others like her who have cancer and need blood.

Brinley’s Buddies Blood Drive is being held at a time when the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have teamed up this June to encourage people across the country, and in our local communities, to Give Blood to Give Time and help ensure loved ones have the strength and support they need as they undergo cancer treatment.

According to the American Cancer Society, many patient visits and procedures were forced to delay or cancel early in the pandemic to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. With procedures resuming, blood donations are critical for cancer treatments. Unfortunately, the Red Cross is seeing fewer blood and platelet donors give as the nation begins to climb out of this pandemic. This downturn comes at a time when the Red Cross continues to see strong demand for blood products by hospitals, causing concern for the sufficiency of the blood supply this month and throughout the summer.

This drive, in honor of Brinley, is an opportunity for residents of Perry and surrounding countries to help fill the demand for blood products to treat cancer patients like Brinley, as well as others in need of lifesaving blood.

Every two seconds in the United States blood is needed to respond to patient emergencies, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood and platelet donations every day for the patients at about 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

In thanks for helping meet patient needs at a challenging time of year, all who come to give at this June 24th drive, or any blood drive between June 14 and 30, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Amazon. (Restrictions apply. Additional information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.) Presenting donors at the June 24th drive will also receive an entry ticket to a Cedar Fair theme park of their choice and a coupon for buy one get one free entry to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, while supplies last, and entry into a weekly drawing for four passes to Zoombezi Bay through July 31.

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

Blood drive safety

The Red Cross has updated its pandemic safety protocols in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Fully vaccinated individuals, including staff and donors, no longer need to wear masks or socially distance. Unvaccinated individuals continue to be required to wear masks and socially distance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive.

 

 

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About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.Redcross.org/centralandsouthernoh or join us on social media @ARCcsor on Facebook and Twitter, @buckeyeredcross on Instagram and at ARC Central & Southern Ohio Region on LinkedIn.

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