The Kenney Fire Department is preparing to embark on their 4th annual Good Friday blood drive on April 19th at the Kenney firehouse. Donors can schedule an appointment to come in and donate between noon and 6 pm on the day of the drive. Walk-in donors are always welcomed, but Kenney firefighter Troy Lashbrook says you're more likely to get in quickly if you set up a time.
Lashbrook says each year, the Red Cross sets a goal for how many donations they want out of the department's Good Friday blood drive, then the Kenney Fire Department sets their own goal, which is usually higher. The "double red" donation mentioned actually counts as two units donated, based on how the process separates the "fluids". Lashbrook explained how it works.
To schedule an appointment to donate at the Kenney Fire Department's Good Friday blood drive, you can easily register at redcrossblood.org. You can also set up a donation time by calling Troy Lashbrook at 563-321-0416 or Fritz Robinson at 217-620-5407.