Tye Blanton Foundation Quarterly Blood Drive in Memory of Shawn and Tye Blanton

Canton Central United Methodist Church
34 Church Street, Canton, NC
Michaela Lowe
(828) 550-6853
Jun 16, 2013
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
American Red Cross Logo

On Sunday June 16th, the Tye Blanton Foundation will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross. The drive will take place from 12pm - 5pm at Canton Central United Methodist Church (34 Church Street / across from the Lamp Factory). Please help us continue our efforts in memory of Trooper Shawn Blanton and his infant son, Tye.

Please call us at 828.550.6853 to schedule your appointment time. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome as well.

This is a very special blood drive - being held on Father's Day. This is the fifth anniversary of Trooper Shawn Blanton’s EOW (End of Watch) – the Tye Blanton Foundation would love to see a huge turn-out as tribute to Shawn.  All dads please come as we will have a special gift for all of our dads who donate. Donate in memory of or in honor of your dad - it's a wonderful gift!

The Red Cross does not need blood – patients do. According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in America receives a blood transfusion. Over 5 million patients will need blood this year. More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, throughout their chemotherapy treatment. A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood. Many babies born prematurely may also be in need of blood transfusions. While we may be aware of this information, we must also be aware that less than 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood. Blood cannot be manufactured…it can only come from generous donors. We hope you will help. 

The Tye Blanton Foundation is the only nonprofit in Western North Carolina created just for premature babies. TBF is honored to give back to the community by once again working with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive. For more information or to make a donation to TBF, please visit www.tyeblanton.com or find us on Facebook.