Give the Gift of Life
Mark and Debbie Harrison are part of the Northridge Church family who have found a unique and powerful way to turn a heart-breaking situation into a life-giving one.
In 2003, at the age of 11, Mark and Debbie's son Gregory passed away from complications surrounding a bone marrow transplant and Leukemia. It was from the pain of this tragic event that the Harrison's developed the idea of honoring Greg's memory by creating an annual memorial blood drive. Each year in January (Greg's birthday was January 20th), this blood drive serves as a memorial to Greg's life, but also as a life-giving campaign that has grown into Monroe County's largest private blood drive. To date, since its beginning in 2005, this yearly blood drive has collected a total of 1198 units. In terms of impact, that's 3594 lives touched by this single drive!
Northridge Church is proud to host this event at the Irondequoit Campus Gym from 7:30am-3:00pm, this Saturday, January 31st.
We'd love to see students and families get involved in this unique and powerful means of serving the immediate needs of others! This process does not take very long, and its impact on the lives of others could not be more tangible or practical. Why not come as a family or as a Small Group give the gift of life together?
Will you add to the growing number of lives impacted in Greg's memory?
To schedule an appointment, just call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767)
Walk-ins are welcome! But, if you want to ensure the most streamlined process, be sure to make an appointment in advance.
Are you wondering if you're eligible? To read the requirements, just click HERE
You must be 16 years old to give (those under 17 must have parental permission). For information on giving for those between the ages of 16 and 17, click HERE.
For Parental Permission forms, click HERE.
Anyone over 17 years old may give without parental permission.
Any questions you might have about blood donation, the process or anything else can be answered by going to The Red Cross website HERE.
If you're still unsure, watch this video below which will give you a sense of what this event has looked like in the past, and should give you the motivation you need to get an appointment right away!
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