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Ohio University blood drive in memory of local teen

Community Health Programs and Ohio Athletics honor Adam Jolley

By Matt Bates

Sept. 22, 2009 

The Ohio 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.

The blood 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. 

Blood 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.

Appointments to donate blood can be scheduled by calling (740) 593-2274 or by emailing donatebloodathens@yahoo.com.

 

 
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