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5th Annual Indiana Fallen Officers Blood Drive

June 3, 2011

06/06/11  On July 10, 2001, Sergeant Dan R. Starnes of the Morgan County Indiana Sheriff’s Department, lost his life as a result of gunshot wounds sustained during a line of duty gun battle with a burglary suspect four weeks earlier.

To keep his memory alive his surviving spouse, Janice organized the Sergeant Dan R. Starnes Memorial Blood Drive in Morgan County later that year, and has organized a blood drive each year since in Dan’s memory.  In 2006 Janice took the blood drive statewide and renamed it the Indiana Fallen Officers Blood Drive.

The Indiana Blood Center is a vital link in Indiana’s health care infrastructure, supplying more than 550 units of blood to more than 60 Indiana hospitals every day. The nonprofit community service organization was founded in 1952 to provide a continuous, safe and adequate supply of blood products and testing services.

Local donation sites are listed below:

County            Date                Locations

Marshall           June 9       Marshall Co. Sheriffs Dept. / 1400 N.  Pioneer/ Plymouth/11:30am-5:30pm

Kosciusko        June 14     Center Lake Pavilion / 117 Canal / Warsaw / time unconfirmed

St Joseph         June 15     South Bend Police Dept. / 701 W. Sample / 11:00am-6:00pm

St Joseph         June 16     Mishawaka Police Dept. / 200 N. Church St. / Mishawaka / 1:00pm-6:00pm

Marshall           June 22     St. Isidore Hall / 803 W. Bike / Bremen / 11:30am-5:30pm

Elkhart            June 24     Nappanee Police Dept. / EMS building / 301 W. Lincoln / 9:00am-3:00pm