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Blood drive honors local teens

The Hoxworth Blood Center (HBC) is holding a blood drive in Adams County to honor the memory of Dillion Grooms and Haley Grooms who died tragically in a car accident in West Union on Sunday, Dec. 27.

“We are so pleased to give the people of Adams County the opportunity to come together to honor the memory of these two young people by giving blood,” said Alecia Lipton, Public Information Officer for the HBC.

The drive will be held on Jan. 6, 7, and 8 at three different locations: Wednesday’s drive is being held at the Adams County Regional Medical Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday at GE Peebles in the employee park on Beaver Pond Rd. from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday at North Adams High School from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

HBC recommends that before and after giving blood potential donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic fluids, and bring records of the last three years of foreign travel history. Additionally, individuals may donate every 56 days (eight weeks). Donations of double red cells may only be given every 112 days.

The HBC suggests that anyone interested in donating blood make an appointment. Walk-in donors are welcome, but will only be seen after those with appointments. To make an appoint call Hoxworth at 513-451-0910

Participation requires each person to meet the following basic donation criteria: Be at least 17 years old (sixteen year old may donate with parental consent); Weigh at least 110 pounds; Feel well and healthy; Have no fever, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, or active cold symptoms; Have not had major surgery recently (released from doctor’s care), Requirements for double red cell donors: Men must be at least 5’1 and weigh at least 130 pounds; Women must be at least 5’3 and weigh a minimum of 150 pounds.

Restrictions on donations that might result in a temporary deferral include: Tattoos and body piercings are acceptable only if sterile techniques were used in an approved bio-hazard controlled facility, if done in any other manner, the donor must wait 12 months after the procedure was performed; You cannot donate while pregnant (you may donate 6 weeks after pregnancy ends); Allergy sufferers who are treated with injections must wait six hours after receiving a shot before donating; Donors who have traveled to a known malarial zone are required to wait one year before giving blood; Anyone living in a known malarial zone must wait three years after immigrating to the United States.

Donations are also accepted from individuals taking the following medications: Aspirin, birth control pills, blood pressure medication (provided blood pressure is under control), antibiotics (after course is completed and subject feels well), oral diabetes medication, and heart disease medications.

Individuals may not donate if they meet the criteria for permanent disqualifiers including: Testing positive for HIV; Participating in high-risk behaviors associated with HIV infection; Contracting viral hepatitis after the age of 11, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C at any age; Spending time in Europe that adds up to five or more years since 1980; Between 1980-96, spending 3 months or more in the United Kingdom or as a member of the U.S. military, a civilian military employee, or a dependent of a member of the U.S. military; and suffering from certain forms of cancer.

A blood drive will be held in three locations this week to honor the memories of Dillion and Haley Grooms, who tragically lost their lives in a recent automobile accident. blood drive will be held in three locations this week to honor the memories of Dillion and Haley Grooms, who tragically lost their lives in a recent automobile accident. Courtesy photo
Drive held to honor the memory of Dillion and Haley Grooms

By Patricia Beech

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