University blood drive in memory of local teen
Health Programs and Ohio Athletics honor Adam Jolley
By Matt Bates
Sept. 22, 2009
University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM), in conjunction
with Ohio University Athletics, announces its first blood drive of
the 2009-10 year, taking place Monday and Tuesday Sept. 28 and 29.
This year’s Welcome Back Blood Drive honors Adam Jolley, 16, who
died this past summer as a result of an automobile accident.
Adam, son of
OU-COM Accounting Specialist Gregory Jolley and Kristina
Hoisington Jolley, had completed his sophomore year at Alexander
High School and planned to attend Tri-County Joint Vocational School
this fall to study auto mechanics.
drive will take place at the Ohio University Convocation Center,
Monday, Sept. 28, noon to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept.29, 2-8 p.m.
donations are badly needed in Central Ohio, as the local supply has
dropped to 320 pints below sufficient levels in September. Blood
types most urgently needed are O-negative, A-negative and
B-negative. However, all blood types are always welcomed.
To help bring
attention to the drive, the Columbus Blue Jackets and OhioHealth are
giving away prizes to donors, including game tickets, one-hour
massages, LCD TVs and a ride on the Zamboni ice machine during a
Blue Jackets game.
In addition to
OU-COM and Ohio Athletics, sponsors of the event include the
American Red Cross, OhioHealth and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
to donate blood can be scheduled by calling (740) 593-2274 or by