Blood drive Saturday for breast cancer patients

Blood drive Saturday for breast cancer patients

A Fishers woman took the fight against breast cancer one step further Saturday, urging the community to donate blood for those diagnosed with the disease.

Saturday's blood drive was at the Indiana Blood Center in Fishers in honor of Lissa Sears.

When cancer patients have chemotherapy - they often rely on blood transfusions. Though Lissa didn't need blood, some of the friends she made during treatment do rely on life-saving blood transfusions.

Now, she said any woman can help by getting mammograms and donating blood.

"Those are the two best things that anybody can do for their sister, their mother, their niece, their grandmother, whoever," Sears said. "Everybody knows somebody with breast cancer, let alone any other kind of cancer in this world."

The Indiana Blood Center is always looking for donors. In fact, to keep up with demand, they need 550 donors every day.