• Bill Raines

Lawrence County Employees to Donate Blood Tomorow

BEDFORD - (January 19, 2020) - The Lawrence County Blood Drive conducted by the American Red Cross will take place tomorrow at the Lawrence County Plaza.


Lawrence County employees will be taking part in a blood drive on Thursday, January 20, 2022


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The blood drive will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Lawrence County Sheriff Mike Branham, Lawrence County Treasurer, Brian Skillman Lawrence County Human Relations director are among the 43 who signed up for the blood drive.


" We had an excellent response to the blood drive. I get very emotional when I reflect on how important the blood drive is. My daughter life was saved from donated blood, while in labor she was hemorrhaging and several pints of blood was used to save her life," said Jody

Edwards.


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The American Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage due to the COVID pandemic. The Red Cross needs the help of blood and platelet donors and blood drive hosts to meet the needs of patient care.


" We need people to start turning out in full force to give blood," That urgent call to action coming from Peter Marks, M.D. PhD. director of the Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research as fear about the coronavirus is keeping people from wanting to donate blood.


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