Story and photograph courtesy of the Indiana Dept. of Corrections
On November 17, 2011, Edinburgh Correctional Facility hosted its third blood drive for 2011 in partnership with the Indiana Blood Center. Edinburgh staff rolled up their sleeves to donate 18 pints of blood to be used by those in need.
Superintendent Frances Osburn says, “Staff are always eager to donate and give their time to help others and the community. I am very proud of the relationship we have with the military and community.”
So far this year, 61 pints have been collected from Edinburgh staff. The facilities next blood drive will be held in March, 2012.
About Edinburgh Correctional Facility:
The Edinburgh Correctional Facility is located in Edinburgh Indiana on Camp Atterbury and was founded in 1991. Edinburgh is a minimum security facility that houses 320 offenders. They have approximately 35 work crews supporting Camp Atterbury and other community and state agencies. With these partnerships they save the taxpayers of Indiana thousands of dollars every year.
Two staff members from the Edinburgh Correctional Facility, located on the grounds of Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, in Edinburgh, Ind. give blood to the Indiana Blood Center Nov. 17th. The blood drive collected18 pints of blood, pushing the yearlong total of donations by facility staff to 61 pints.(Photo Submitted by Indiana Department of Corrections)