Sherrard High School Red Cross Club remembers student with blood drive

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

On July 27, the students of the Sherrard High School American Red Cross Club will commemorate the life of their friend Dylan Hofmann by hosting a blood drive in his memory at the Sherrard Fire Station.

On September 26, 2010, at age 18, Dylan was a passenger in a car that was hit by another vehicle. Dylan passed away after sustaining multiple injuries.

Now, his friends and fellow students are looking to remember Dylan by helping ensure hospital patients have the lifesaving blood products they need. The members of the Sherrard High School Red Cross Club are working hard to ensure the community is aware of this event by recruiting donors and volunteering their time at the blood drive.

Donate Blood in Memory of Dylan Hofmann

July 27 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sherrard Fire Station, 101 E. First St., in Sherrard

To make a donation appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or email Jennifer Lude at

The Red Cross urgently needs donations to ensure an adequate blood supply is available for patients all summer long. Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to give. Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to anyone who needs blood.