Butler County Times Gazette
  • Blood Drive opportunities: Give patients in need a fresh start this spring

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  • Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and eggs are hatching. It’s spring, a time of renewal. For hospital patients in need of blood, hope for a fresh start comes from generous donors.
    When Matt Deyo was a senior in high school, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancerous bone tumor. During his 14-month regimen of aggressive chemotherapy, he received more than 90 units of red blood cells and platelets.
    “Being an 18-year-old cancer patient was difficult because my life suddenly took an unexpected detour,” said Deyo, now cancer-free. “But going through that life-changing experience led me down an amazing path and helped me decide to pursue a medical career.”
    Spring into action and give hope by giving blood. You just might provide a fresh start for someone like Deyo. To make an appointment or for more information, visit redcrossblood.org.
    Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
    Butler County
    April 4: 11:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 430 Eunice in El Dorado.
    April 7: 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 1429 N. Andover Road in Andover.
    April 9: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bluestem High School, 500 Bluestem Drive in Leon.
    April 10: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Douglass High School, 921 E. First St. in Douglass.
    April 11: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Butler Community College Hubbard Welcome Center, 901 S. Haverhill in El Dorado.
    April 12: 12-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1501 State St. in Augusta.
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