Hoag Library urges donors for blood drive on Saturday

Posted 22 August 2023 at 2:24 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Betty Sue Miller, the Hoag Library director, gives blood last Dec. 17 during a blood drive at the library. It was her first time giving blood. Her husband Fred Miller has given more than 20 gallons over several decades.

Press Release, Hoag Library

ALBION – Hoag Library will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 134 South Main St.

“Hosting a blood drive coincides with Hoag Library’s core values of giving back to the community,” said Betty Sue Miller, library director. “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.”

Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross.

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone, and is often used to treat trauma patients.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, click here for more information.