American Red Cross hosts blood drive for late Winamac woman

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 using the sponsor code ‘haley’.

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