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American Red Cross to Host Fallen Officer Blood Drive

June 20, 2011

06/21/11 Throughout the month of June, the American Red Cross is participating in the statewide Fallen Officer Blood Drive Campaign.  This is the fifth year the Red Cross hosts blood drives across Indiana to honor fallen officers and raise awareness of the need for blood.

Last year, every county in Indiana held at least one Fallen Officer blood drive and a total of 5,000 units of blood were collected.  This year, the goal is to surpass 2010 collections and honor men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

The following Fallen Officer Blood Drive will take place in our community:

Wednesday, June 22, from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at St. Isidore Hall, located at 803 West Bike Street in Bremen.   Come to donate and be entered into a region-wide drawing to win free gas for a year ($3000 gift card).

How to Donate Blood

To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1 -800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

About the American Red Cross

The Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region serves northern and central Indiana and northwestern Ohio, and needs to collect about 500 units of blood a day to meet patient need in more than 60 hospitals.  In addition to providing blood to our community, the American Red Cross also provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.