FREDERICKTOWN— Wednesday the American Red Cross, in partnership with Kokosing Construction and the Fredericktown City Schools, will be hosting a community-wide 225 goal blood drive. This blood drive is an opportunity for the local businesses and organizations to come together to make a huge difference in Knox County.
This special blood drive will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the gymnasium of Fredericktown High School.
All who come to give blood will receive a Columbus Zoo buy one get one free entry offer as well as be entered into a weekly drawing for four passes to Zoombezi Bay Waterpark. All presenting donors with valid email addresses will also be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 Home Depot card. Other giveaways will be available while supplies last.
Food will be provided by Dominos Pizza and Taste of Country.
Blood and platelet donors of all types are needed to ensure blood products are available for patients now and into the summer season. This is also a scholarship drive. Although appointments are preferred, walk-ins will be accepted but may experience longer wait times. Eligible donors are urged to schedule an appointment to give by using the Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code FredericktownHS or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent in Ohio), 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.