(09/29/2011)
There will be a blood drive in memory of Jennifer Propst Miller Thursday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Brooksville Baptist Church.

The goal is set for 55 units. Therefore, they will be bringing more tables as well as staff. We urge everyone to please come out and donate on this day. You will have an opportunity to sign a card that will be sent to the family. Some of the family may be in attendance that day as well.

Soup and cornbread will be served to all donors.

Call Sue Williams 304-354-6514; to make an appointment thus avoiding delays or if you have any questions.

Johnstown PA and Huntington WV - The American Red Cross is urging immediate blood donations to improve declining blood inventory levels.

All blood types are needed, but types O positive and A positive are experiencing particularly high demand.

"Blood collections following the Labor Day weekend have been weak, and the significant rainfall and flooding occurring on the east coast is affecting blood donations in those areas," said John Hagins, CEO of the Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region.

"However, even taking into account the holiday, we are collecting significantly less than expected while the demand to area hospitals have been strong. The combination of low collections and increased distributions results in a struggle to maintain an adequate inventory."

The Red Cross is asking people who live in areas unaffected by the remnants of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee to donate blood.

Dozens of blood drives up and down the east coast have been cancelled, resulting in the shortfall of several thousand blood donations, with more expected as a result of continued flooding in Pennsylvania and New York.

Hagins added that local hospitals have been advised of the inventory status and have been asked to conserve the available blood supply as much as possible.


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