In coordination with the American Red Cross, and its Sleeves Up! Campaign, the 2nd Annual Mitch Redden Memorial Blood Drive has been organized in loving memory of Mitch. Please mark your calendar! This year’s local day blood drive takes place on September 19, 2022 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, in Dana Point, from 9:00am-3:00pm. Our local goal for that day is to have 45 donors sign up. For those who would like to donate blood out of area or at another time, Sleeves Up! is a campaign that allows donors to give blood at donation sites, nationwide. Simply find a location nearest you on this webpage, and give blood now through December of 2022.
Mitch’s personality was inspiring and he loved life. He was friendly, outgoing, welcoming, compassionate, purposeful and funny. He loved his family and friends fiercely and found great joy in seeing his children grow into capable, loving, thoughtful adults. He loved to travel, try new things, and approached everyday as a new opportunity to be the best version of himself.
Mitch passed peacefully at age 58, on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021. Fittingly, he was surround by his wife and family, wrapped up in their love. Holding his hands they were by his side to let him know they had his back, every step of the way. Taken too soon, Mitch will be profoundly missed by his family, friends, and by the many friends he inspired in his life.
The Redden family is particularly grateful for your blood donation made in memory of Mitch and extends their thanks for helping others in their greatest time of need. Giving blood saves lives and donations are urgently needed. Please help us meet our goal!