People can donate at the blood drive to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bluestem High School in Leon
Blood donors are everyday heroes who help save lives. During March, Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes these lifesavers, thanks them for their generosity and encourages others to join their ranks.
Courtney Krisher will be forever grateful for the donors who helped save her brother, Lucas. The siblings, who are both members of the U.S. military, had given blood together just a few months before Lucas was in a motorcycle accident. He was rushed to the hospital with extensive internal bleeding and received four pints of blood.
“Some people call me and my brother heroes (because of our military service), but I think the same could be said for people who give blood,” Courtney said.
The Red Cross has been meeting the needs of patients like Lucas since World War II and today partners with nearly 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers throughout the U.S.
Locally, people can donate at the blood drive to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bluestem High School, 500 Bluestem Dr., in Leon.
To make an appointment to give blood and be an everyday hero, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).