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Memorial blood drive scheduled for Aug. 17
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NEW GLARUS - The Catelyn Owen Memorial Blood Drive will be held from 12:45 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the New Glarus Bible Church, 207 6th St.

All blood types are needed. A blood donor card, driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be at least 17 years of age or age 16 with parental permission; weigh at least 110 pounds; and be in good health. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (800) 733-2767.

The blood drive will be held in memory of Catelyn Owen, who was 20 months old when she passed away last September after developing Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), a childhood disease that destroys red blood cells. During her 10-day hospital stay, Catelyn received two blood transfusions, and her parents are grateful for those who gave blood to provide additional memories for their family.