On June 28, 2018, five journalists who worked at the Capital Gazette Newspaper in Annapolis, MD were killed in a shooting rampage. Wendi Winters, a “proud Navy mom,” church youth adviser, Girl Scout leader and American Red Cross volunteer, was among those taken too soon.
Wendi invested her time helping those in need. She educated the public on the critical need for blood and platelet transfusions for those undergoing cancer treatment, sickle cell treatment and other patient care. She also coordinated regular blood drives as a volunteer blood program leader with the American Red Cross. With over 1,700 pints donated in her honor to date, on September 17th Wendi’s legacy of service continues. Join us to give blood and help save lives in Wendi Winter’s memory at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Annapolis. Schedule your appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org and entering the sponsor code ForWendi.
Donate at the 9th Wendi Winters Memorial Blood Drive
Saturday September 17, 2022
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel – Arundel Ballroom
173 Jennifer Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
The Red Cross is reminding donors that blood for patients can only come from volunteer donors. Please make time to give blood to ensure it’s available for patients this fall. Those who come to give Sept. 1 - 30 will receive a free haircut coupon by email and will be automatically entered for the chance to win a VIP NASCAR racing experience, all thanks to Sport Clips Haircuts! Details available at rcblood.org/racetogive
Blood drive safety
The Red Cross follows a high standard of safety and infection control. The Red Cross will continue to socially distance wherever possible at blood drives, donation centers and facilities. While donors are no longer required to wear a face mask, individuals may choose to continue to wear a mask for any reason. The Red Cross will also adhere to more stringent face mask requirements per state and/or local guidance, or at the request of blood drive sponsors. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at a drive.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device 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. Individuals 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.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.