volunteer to be honored with blood drive
Local volunteer and friend to many in the
Osgood area, Edna Taylor, 77, was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
She was in a very advanced state when the diagnosis was made and
was immediately hospitalized for several weeks of intense treatments.
Taylor has returned home for a short period of time, but will
undergo treatments by traveling back and forth to an Indianapolis
hospital, according to her son, Mike. He noted, were
over the biggest hump, as he and his brother, Jerry, take
turns helping out with her medical transportation and care.
Known in the Osgood area as a loving, kind volunteer, her good
friend, Georgia Adkinson described her as an angel here
Taylor could be seen most of the summer riding her three-wheel
bicycle to the Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry in Osgood, where
she has volunteered for several years. She also volunteered at
the Manderley Health Care Center and would ride her bicycle to
her friends who were home-bound to read the Bible or help them
in any way she could.
In her honor, the WorkArounz Fitness Center and Dr. Chris Brown
Dentistry will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, November 10.
The Hoxworth blood mobile will be located in the parking lot of
the two businesses, 835 S. Adams, Highway 421, Versailles between
the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Taylor's daughter-in-law, Lorie, is employed with Dr. Chris Brown's
Giving blood is a way to honor Taylors years of giving to
her community and her family said they felt honored. Those wanting
to send her a get-well greeting may do so by sending them to 128
Hunt Street, Osgood, IN 47037.
With the upcoming holidays the blood supply is always low. Hoxworth
officials encourage people to bring a friend, family member or
co-worker. They also ask people to give frequently - every eight
weeks - as they support 32 area hospitals.
Donating blood is safe and easy. You need to be 17 years of age,
or 16 with a signed parental consent, and in good health. You
must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate.
Donors are recommended to eat a good meal and drink plenty of
water within four hours before donating blood.
Although you dont have to have an appointment, you can call
Mandy Wiley at WorkArounz at 689-1000 to schedule the time that
works best for you. The Hoxworth Blood Center recognizes peoples
time is valuable and will give priority to donors who have scheduled
appointments. Walk-in donors are certainly welcome as well, and
will be seen as quickly as possible.
Pictured are Alecia Lipton with Hoxworth
Blood Center, Cincinnati, left, and Mandy Wiley, right,
putting up flyers for the upcoming blood drive to honor
Edna Taylor The event will take place Nov. 10 from 12:30
to 6 p.m. at the Family Dollar Plaza parking lot in Versailles.