Volume 53, Number 21

fourteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 26, 2016

American Red Cross thanks the blood donors of Pickett County

The American Red Cross
appreciates Pickett County’s
dedication to the blood program.
Pickett County Executive
Stephen Bilbrey and Blood
Drive Program Chair Cathy
Smith accepted a plaque from
American Red Cross Donor
Recruitment Representative
Jean Ann Mayberry on behalf
of all Pickett County Donors.
Blood is needed daily for
patients with blood disorders,
those being treated for burns
or undergoing chemotherapy
and premature babies, just to
name a few.
Pickett County’s generous
blood donors help make these
treatments possible, therefore
the Red Cross is also saying
thank you with a Donor Appreciation
Blood Drive.
You can help boost the
summer blood supply by donating
blood at the Donor Appreciation
Blood Drive on
Wednesday, June 24, from 12
noon to 5 p.m. at Byrdstown
Community Center located at
105 South Main Street in
Byrdstown.
Anyone presenting to donate
blood at an “And the
Beat Goes On” themed blood
drive will receive a music-inspired
T-shirt. You will also
enjoy free food and be eligible
to win door prizes.
If you are at least 17 years
of age,* weigh a minimum of
110 pounds and are in good
general health, you may be eligible
to donate blood. There
is no upper age limit for blood
donation.
For more information or to
find a blood drive near you,
please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE
(1-800-448-3543).
*In Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri
and Tennessee, you may give blood
at 16 years of age with parental consent.

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