American Red Cross hosts blood drive for late Winamac woman

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WINAMAC, Ind. -- The American Red Cross is hosting a special blood drive on Wednesday in honor of a late Winamac woman.

Haley Fox was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects white blood cells.

It is the most common type of childhood cancer – which Haley ultimately lost her battle to in April of last year.

Before her passing, Haley was receiving multiple blood transfusions every week. She still maintained good spirits – sneaking fruit snacks to the younger kids on her floor at Riley Children’s Hospital – and going on virtual sushi dates with friends.

Since Haley received so much blood from the American Red Cross during her treatments – her friends decided that there was no better way to commemorate her than with a blood drive in her honor.

The first blood drive took place last year – the most recent one is today at Knights of Columbus in Winamac from 11:30a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

You must be at least 17 years old and weigh more than 110 pounds with generally good health to be eligible to donate.

You can schedule an appointment at http://redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code ‘haley’.

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