The Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in partnership with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and LifeGift Organ Donation Center will host the second annual “Donation Day” in honor of donation champion and advocate, Deputy Jess Vickery. Deputy Vickery died last year of cancer.
For more than 25 years Deputy Vickery dedicated his life to the service of others. In addition to his passion for public service he had a love for donating life so that others may live, through blood and bone marrow donation.
During his lifetime Vickery donated 581 times which is equivalent to 73 gallons of blood. He was a lifelong supporter of giving blood and served as a national spokesperson for the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, all while serving the HCSO.
For the last few years Vickery was in the fight of his life battling brain cancer. He lost that fight on July 17, 2012.
In honor of Vickery’s selfless sacrifice to his community and to complete strangers we are giving others the chance to donate life by inviting them to give blood and register to become bone marrow, organ, eye and tissue donors.
WHO: HCSO Command Staff, Vickery family, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Bank and Bone Marrow Program, LifeGift Organ Donation Center and the American Cancer Society
WHAT: Second Annual “Donation Day” in honor of the late Retired Sr. Deputy Jess Vickery
WHEN: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10a.m. to 4 p.m. (Deputy Vickery’s wife and family will attend 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
WHERE: 701 N. San Jacinto (Officer’s Dining Room) Houston, TX 77002