Day 12: David Viens Memorial Blood Drive – Signal Mountain

by Jeff

Roll up your sleeves…

and come give at the 3rd Annual David Viens Memorial Blood Drive.

This Saturday, May 8 there will be a blood, platelet and bone marrow registration drive being held in honor of David Viens.

David, a resident of Signal Mountain, passed away in 2008 from complications from a stem cell transplant he received while being treated for leukemia.

Signal Crest UMC

Signal Crest United Methodist Church hosted the first blood drive and bone marrow registration in 2008 in honor of David’s story and collected more than 270 units of blood and more than 250 bone marrow registrations.

This year the David Viens Memorial Blood Drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church located at 1005 Ridgeway Avenue off Signal Mountain Boulevard, Hwy 127. Make plans to come out on Saturday and donate. Snacks, t-shirts for donors and prizes are planned. Childcare will be provided for those with young children.

Blood Assurance is a non-profit, full service regional blood center, serving 56 health care facilities in 32 counties throughout the 4 state area.

For more information or to pre-register, call David’s daughter, Carolyn Viens at 423-883-1202 or visit bloodassurance.org

sidebar commentOur daughter, Army Spc Danielle Hume is currently stationed at Fort Benning on Sand Hill “Home of the Infantry” where all of the Army’s Infantrymen train. Danielle works with the Armed Services Blood Program whose mission is to provide blood and blood products for servicemen and women in Iraq, Afghanistan and all DOD missions worldwide.

Her unit conducts blood drives on Sand Hill, Fort Benning and military installations throughout the southeast. ASBP

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