Motorcycle ride brings in blood donations

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  – Hundreds of motorcyclists spent Saturday afternoon saving and honoring lives at the second annual Ride for the Red Blood Drive.

The event combines blood donations and a memorial ride for fallen riders. It started at the National Military History Center in Auburn and ended at Lucky Harley Davidson in Fort Wayne.

Organizers encouraged people to donate blood because there’s always a big need this time of year.

“Especially during the summer months, it’s important to donate blood. We are always short of every blood type. Primarily because our regular donors are on vacations or at the lake or doing other things,” Jodi Loomis with the American Red Cross, said.

There will be another Ride for the Red on June 29 at Summit City Chevrolet in Fort Wayne. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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