Taylor Fleming Blood Drive

Honoring a Life by Donating Life

Taylor Fleming was a young and inspiring woman who died in a car crash in 2011. While they were trying to save her life at the hospital, she received over 70 units of blood and her family and friends hold a blood drive in her honor every year as a way to keep her memory alive. Her uncle Dave Guido joins us with Kristin Crandall from the American Red Cross to discuss the importance of blood donation.

Dave describes Taylor as a girl that always wanted to help others. She had aspirations to help those with special needs and volunteered at the Special Olympics. This is something they've done in her honor for the past five years.

Kristin reminds us how critical the need for blood remains. Every two seconds someone in the United States will need a transfusion. She also reminds us that each blood donation can go on to help up to three individual lives.

If you'd like to donate at the Taylor Fleming Memorial Blood Drive, it takes place this Thursday, January 5th at Driver's Village (5885 East Circle Drive, Cicero). The event begins at noon and ends at 7pm.

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