Successful blood drive honors teacher killed last week

Posted by Ellen Krafve - bio | email

Released by Kim Peddy with Carter Blood Care:

TYLER, TX - Carter BloodCare extends thanks to all blood donors who gave blood at the drive held Friday, Sept. 25th at John Tyler High School.  This drive was a success with a total of 112 units of life-saving blood being given by students and faculty. A blood drive had been scheduled for John Tyler prior to last week's events.  Blood drive coordinators at John Tyler asked to proceed with the already scheduled blood drive and decided to dedicate that event to the memory of Todd Henry.

According to George Faber, II spokesperson for the Henry family, "Keeping Todd's memory alive for a good cause ... giving of themselves to help others, that was Todd."

Carter BloodCare is appreciative of the TISD administration and staff for supporting the scheduled drive in spite of the difficult circumstances and of the faculty and students at John Tyler High School for the warm welcome they extended to Carter BloodCare staff.

Potential blood donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 with a parent's consent, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. Photo ID is required. There is no upper age limit for donors and most medications do not interfere with donor eligibility. For more information or to make an appointment to give blood, call 1-800-DONATE-4 or visit

About Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare's volunteer donors provide lifesaving blood for patients at over 200 healthcare facilities in 56 counties in North, Central and East Texas. Carter BloodCare is the largest not-for-profit 501(c) (3) community blood center in Texas and is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks, licensed by the Food and Drug Administration and is a member of America's Blood Centers.