Area residents have multiple opportunities in coming weeks to donate blood in memory of William “Bill” Wolfe Jr.
Wolfe was among those killed in a mass shooting at an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas on Oct. 1.
Wolfe was the head coach of the Shippensburg Elementary wrestling program and a Little League coach. Wolfe’s family and friends encourage the community to donate blood at one of the drives being held in his memory.
Blood may be donated in Wolfe’s memory from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at Bosler Memorial Library in Carlisle; from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at Shippensburg Church of the Brethren; from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at Shippensburg University; and from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Falling Springs Nursing and Rehab Center in Chambersburg.
To donate blood, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. People who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.