Blood drive held today in memory of Putnam County officer

By | December 8, 2018 7:59 am

A blood drive is being held in memory of Sgt. Mike Wilson, who served with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office for 22 years.

Wilson passed away due to stage 4 melanoma. He left behind a wife and two sons.

The blood drive will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Cookeville Justice Center, and is being hosted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.  The community is invited to donate blood in Wilson’s memory to help others who are struggling with cancer or other illnesses and traumas.

To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 18 years old (17 and 16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids – avoiding caffeine – and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating.

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