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May 7, 2014

Red Cross honors fallen officers

Red Cross honors fallen officers

Throughout the summer months, the American Red Cross will participate in the statewide Fallen Officer Blood Drive Campaign. This is the eighth year the organization will host blood drives across Indiana to honor fallen officers and raise awareness of the need for blood.

Janice Starnes, whose husband Sgt. Daniel Starnes was killed in the line of duty in 2001, founded the campaign, which continues to organize it each year.

“Most encouraging,” Starnes says, “is that the blood drives continue to grow and our officers are not forgotten thanks to the people who come to give blood in their memory.”

Last year, every county in Indiana held at least one Fallen Officer Blood Drive and more than 30,000 units of blood have been collected since the 2007 start of the event.

This year, Fallen Officer Blood Drives will be held in the following local communities:

• June 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Zion Bethel Family Center, 415 S. Third St., Monticello.

• June 18, noon to 5 p.m. at Bunker Hill UMC, 100 W. Broadway, Bunker Hill.

• July 17, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Flora UMC, 107 E. Main St., Flora.

• July 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 1310 Main St., Rochester.

• July 23, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 340 E. 50 North, Winamac.

• July 24, noon to 6 p.m. at Logansport Mall, 3900 E. Market St., Logansport.

To donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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 (16 with parental consent in some states), 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 weight requirements.

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