Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The department honors one of their own who was injured in the line of duty with a blood drive on the one-year anniversary.
On the one-year anniversary of one of their own, the Florissant Police Department, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will host a community blood drive. The police department will host a blood drive May 28 in honor of Florissant Police Officer Mike Vernon—one year to the date of the shooting. Someone shot Vernon in the line of duty while investigating a burglary. As a result, Vernon is now paralyzed from the waist down. In an earlier interview with Patch, Vernon said he was given nine pints of blood while hospitalized. The blood drive is a way to give back to those who donated, and he even hopes he’ll be able to donate, if he meets all the requirements. Florissant Police Chief Tim Lowery has asked those interested in …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The annual KSHE Winter Blood Drive is at the James J. Eagan Center today, as well as nine other metro locations. You can get a free t-shirt if you attempt to donate.
KSHE95 will be in the City of Florissant on Saturday to collect blood for its annual Winter Blood Drive, in partnership with the American Red Cross, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 8. Those who attempt to donate blood at the James J. Eagan Center or any of the other nine Missouri and Illinois locations will receive a specially designed KSHE95 Winter Blood Drive t-shirt while supplies last. “All types are needed, but especially type O negative, which is the universal blood type,” the radio station said in a press release. “This means type O negative blood can be transfused to anyone who needs blood, regardless of their own blood type." The American Red Cross says that type O negative is especially valuable during emergencies, …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about fire safety in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about fire safety. What regulations should you follow if you're having a bonfire? How often should you change or check your smoke detectors? What basic fire safety tips should your children know and when? Patch wants to help you get your questions answered, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: If you consider yourself a local expert and would like to be added to the list, let us know! email@example.com