ZANESVILLE, Ohio – A chance to celebrate life and also make a difference in the community.
The American Red Cross and the family of Tyler Herron are teaming up for the second annual blood drive in his honor. Herron passed away in October of 2017 from a rare form of cancer. The blood drive will take place at the John Glenn High School gymnasium on Wednesday, June 26th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Blood is needed for a variety of situations, and it is encouraged for the community to help change the lives for patients in need.
“Every day our hospitals are giving patients blood transfusions and they’ll give them tomorrow and they’ll give them the next day. And it just never stops, so we as an organization can never stop either. We have to always make sure it’s there,” said Senior Account Manager for the American Red Cross, Lori Gaitten.
Tyler’s family will be at the blood drive with food and refreshments and donating blood as well. Tyler’s father, Rick Herron, said Tyler would have been proud to see the community coming together for a significant cause.
“It would mean a great deal to Tyler because he always helped people out and would never say a bad word about anybody,” said Herron.
To schedule an appointment you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit their website, www.redcrossblood.org.