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Image In 14 years, Tony Borowicz, Victoria HOG and Victoria Harley-Davidson have helped collect 5,930 units of lifesaving blood for the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC). This year, Borowicz’s memory lives on in the 15th Annual Tony Borowicz Memorial Blood Drive.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 9am – 4pm At Victoria Harley-Davidson608 N. Moody St., Victoria, TX

Borowicz, a Victoria HOG member, was described as “a fighter and honorable man” who loved riding motorcycles. Diagnosed with glomerulonephritis, a disease that caused him kidney failure, units of lifesaving blood helped him get through two kidney transplants and numerous surgeries. After his death in 1997, HOG and Victoria Harley-Davidson hosted a blood drive in his memory.

“We wanted to help keep his memory alive,” said Frank Ardoin, Victoria HOG member. “We also wanted to create awareness about the need for blood donors. Over the years, the community has become really dedicated to helping each other through donations.”

Saving lives in your community is as easy as donating blood. Your donation only takes a little bit of time and helps patients like Borowicz through transplants, chemotherapy treatments and other surgeries. Donate blood in memory of Borowicz for patients in need.

This year, all presenting donors will receive a 15th anniversary special edition T-shirt (while supplies last) and a sausage wrap courtesy of Mumphords BBQ. Donors will also earn points to redeem online for Wellness Rewards or an STBTC T-shirt.