Blood drive planned for 7th grader suffering from severe burns

WATERLOO, Ind. (WANE) The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on November 23 in honor of a middle school student recovering from burns he suffered while burning leaves in October.

Brady Prosser, a 7th grade student at DeKalb Middle School, has had to receive daily blood and plasma transfusions as part of his treatment which is expected to last for several more months.

Photo of Brady Prosser provided by the American Red Cross
Photo of Brady Prosser provided by the American Red Cross

“We want the community to know that Brady is being brave and this is a way the community can support him,” said Jane Bitting, director of student services for DeKalb Middle School.

Blood Drive in honor of Brady Prosser
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016
Noon to 6 p.m.
DeKalb Middle School
3323 County Road 427, Waterloo, IN 46793

The American Red Cross offered the following information about how people can donate blood:

Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit and follow the instructions on the site.