June 1, 2020

Blood Drive Today in Old Lyme in Honor of LOLHS Grad Lisa Russell

Pam Russell (left) stands with daughter Lisa sometime previous to the serious accident Lisa sustained in spring 2018 in Boston. A Blood Drive is being held in Old Lyme tomorrow in honor of Lisa.

A Blood Drive is being held tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme at 2 Ferry Rd.

This Drive is in honor of a former resident of Old Lyme, Lisa Russell, who is in her twenties and was seriously injured in an accident in Boston in the spring of 2018.  Lisa, was a member of the Lyme-Old Lyme High School (LOLHS) Class of 2007, and her siblings are also LOLHS graduates.  Her father is Andy, who serves as Chairman of the Old Lyme Board of Finance and her mother, Pam, is  a Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School language teacher.

Lisa was struck by an out of control driver while walking in Medford, Mass., one year ago.  In her journey to recovery, she required more than 80 pints of blood (most in the first hours and days following her accident).

Lisa’s sister Kim, who has organized the drive, is hoping to fill 100 appointments at tomorrow’s drive. Readers can book an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org

All donors will receive a $5 Amazon Gift card from The Red Cross.

Anyone who cannot donate but wishes to help at the Blood Drive can sign up to help at https://signup.com/go/SWEXfDC



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