Mowrystown, Oh. (March 14, 2018) — Show your
support for your community and make a difference in someone’s life. On April 28, 2018, #GiveNow in honor of Linda Klump at the
American Red Cross blood drive at Whiteoak High School.
In 2014, Linda Klump was diagnosed with a
connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Klump
experienced a blood vessel rupture and in less than 24 hours she lost almost half
of her blood. It was the blood, already on the shelves, donated by complete strangers,
that helped to save her life.
Now, Whiteoak High School is hosting this blood
drive in Klump’s honor in hopes of paying it forward. Come show your support
for Linda Klump and other patients in dire need for blood!
Whiteoak High School
April 28, 2018
9am – 2:30pm
44 North High Street,
Mowrystown, OH 45155
are welcome. Appointments are encouraged. 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
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, before arriving at the blood drive. To get
started, follow the instructions at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
Another way to support the lifesaving mission
of the American Red Cross is to become a volunteer transportation specialist
and deliver lifesaving blood products to local area hospitals. Volunteer
transportation specialists play a very important role in ensuring an ample
blood supply for patients in need by transporting blood and blood products. For
more information and to apply for a volunteer transportation specialist
position, visit rdcrss.org/driver.
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 redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on
Twitter at @RedCross.