Give Back Blood Campaign in Honor of Herbert Dale Erwin!

Amazing man, husband, father, friend and story teller!
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One blood donation can help save up to three lives. That means a lot to patients in need, but it took on a new meaning recently.

MR. HERBERT DALE ERWIN, 69 of Poca went home to be with the Lord on June 1, 2024. He was a 1972 Graduate of Poca High School. He retired from Union Carbide and Dow with 41 years of service. He enjoyed golf, corn hole, and being outside (specifically cutting grass). However, there was nothing he loved more than laughing, dancing, playing card games, and just spending time with his devoted wife, Stephanie.
He was preceded in death by his mom, dad, and sister June. He is survived by his wife Stephanie, sons Tony (Amy) and Stephen Erwin, daughter Kayla Good (Corey), sister Sandra McLane (Randall), grandsons Nicholas Erwin (Brittany) and Jacob Conner, great-granddaughter Gracie Mae Erwin, and many other family members and friends that he loved as family.
Herb was an amazing man and friend to many. He was willing to lend a helping hand to, literally, anyone that needed it. To know Herb, was to love Herb. He could tell the best story, even if you had heard it a time (or two) before. He brought the joy of life everywhere he went. His light and presence in everyone’s lives will never be matched. Once a Dot, Always a Dot.
The family would like to personally thank the ICU nursing staff at WVU Thomas Memorial Hospital for their overwhelming compassion and comfort during one of the hardest times of their lives.

Without volunteer blood donors, there simply would not have been an opportunity for Herb to receive 13 units of blood in an attempt save his life.  He condition was extremely critical and the onset was very fast.  Herb’s family is so thankful for the blood donors who selflessly gave for others in need for a chance at life.

Help us reach our goal and ensure that patients receive the life saving blood they need and that the supply stays readily available, especially in emergency situations. Make and keep an appointment to give blood to the American Red Cross in honor of this amazing man today!