John Ahearne passed away unexpectedly on August 5, 2013 at the age of 52. Known far and wide as “Gentleman John,” he was always willing to roll up his sleeves to help others. To honor him, the University Club will again host a Red Cross blood drive in his memory on September 21st. Marion, Caroline and I look forward to seeing so many of his friends and family in the Michigan room, site of our rehearsal dinner.
The drive is full, and I'm so very grateful to those who have signed up. Can't wait to see you. Bring your mask. Due to COVID precautions, we can't take walk-ins.
Giving a single unit of blood can help save the lives of 3 people. Blood donated at this drive will be tested for the presence of COVID antibodies to inform individuals of their own exposure to the disease, and to collectively contribute to public health data. Those with COVID antibodies are encouraged to donate their convalescent plasma to help critically ill hospitalized patients. Make a difference to combat this pandemic.
If you can’t give blood, consider a gift in John's honor to keep this expensive national antibody initiative going.
So grateful to those who've already given so generously. My Mom would be appalled at my tardy thank you notes.
The Ahearne family welcomes support large and small. A generous friend will match the gifts.
Help the American Red Cross test blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies.
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