Lotz House Partners With Red Cross for Third Annual Blood Drive

Lotz House is proud to partner with the American Red Cross for the third annual blood drive on the battlefield, commemorating the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Franklin.

Lotz House was ground zero for five of the bloodiest hours of the battle, which occurred on Nov. 30, 1864. Thousands of lives were lost and the home was turned into a makeshift hospital to help the injured.

To honor the memory of the lives that were lost and to help those currently in their own battle, the Red Cross will hold a two-day blood drive at the Lotz House. Everyone who attempts to give will receive a voucher for a free tour of the historic home.

Lotz House is located on 1111 Columbia Ave. in Franklin. It will take place Saturday, Nov. 28 & Sunday, Nov. 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code Lotz19.

“The Battle of Franklin was a pivotal moment in the Civil War, and it seems fitting that we should honor the lives lost by saving others in remembrance. After the supportive response we got from the community for the last two years, we’re thrilled to host the blood drive again for a third year,” said J.T. Thompson, Lotz House executive director.

The need for blood is constant. The Red Cross collects and distributes more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply each year and that hospital patients need about 44,000 units of blood each day. Giving blood is an easy way to impact the community and make an impact in someone’s life and just one blood donation can help save up to three lives.

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