Red Cross to Hold Blood Drive in Memory of Lane M. Reed Sr

White Post, August 2, 2012 -The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in memory of local area resident Lane M. Reed Sr. on Friday, August 10.  The drive will be held at Macedonia United Methodist Church from 1p.m. to 7p.m.

Lane Reed donated blood for the first time while serving in the Army in 1946. From that point on, donating blood became his lifelong commitment. He donated his last pint of blood at the age of 88, making that his 23rd gallon. Mr. Reed felt it was important to keep on giving and has said he always felt better after donating. Mr. Reed served as a truck driver, local baseball player, girls’ softball little league coach, pony league coach, and Sunday school teacher. Mr. Reed passed away at his home in 2008 in Winchester VA.

To schedule an appointment for this blood drive or any other American Red Cross blood drive, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Most healthy individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent) and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood.  Individuals 18 years of age or younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

The Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region serves more than 80 hospitals and must have approximately 900 people donate blood or platelets each weekday to meet the needs of hospital patients.