Mayor D. Michael Collins Blood Drive, Feb. 20
Toledo’s annual Mayor D. Michael Collins Blood Drive will
be held Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at the Toledo Police
Patrolman’s Association union hall, 1947 Franklin Ave. The blood
drive honors the memory of Mayor Collins, who died four years
ago - Feb. 6, 2015. The blood drive will
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors may register at redcross.org.
to donate blood on that date. City employees are encouraged to
donate blood. City employees represented by American Federation
of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 7 will be
offered time during the work day to donate blood if doing so
does not impact operations.
American Red Cross
officials said they are in desperate need of donated blood.
The Red Cross encourages individuals to make a donation
appointment and to complete a RapidPass online health
history questionnaire to help speed up the donation process.
RapidPass can now be completed online at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass,
on mobile devices, and through the Red Cross Blood Donor App.
Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with
parental consent where allowed by state law), 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. Donors can help even more people by inviting a
family member, friend, or co-worker to donate too.