Tyler Wilcox Guns N' Hoses Memorial Blood Drive

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Event Details

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - Friday, December 1, 2023

All Day

Pierre Faith Lutheran Church
714 N Grand Ave
Pierre, SD

Join LifeServe Blood Center as we honor Tyler and inspire donors to pull together to help ensure we meet the needs of our patients this holiday season!

At 16, Tyler was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his left knee. He endured 3 years of treatments, 32 hours of surgeries, and used over 200 blood products. From the beginning, he was determined to keep a positive attitude, never taking anything for granted, and that he would make the best of even the worst situation. 

During his battle against cancer Tyler and his family became aware of the importance of blood donation. They felt blessed that they benefitted from the kindness of strangers through their blood donations. Tyler himself came up with the idea of having a replacement blood drive to "pay back the blood I have used." Sadly, Tyler passed away before his first blood drive that was held on December 2, 2005 at the Fort Pierre Fire Department. 

Tyler's positive attitude and legacy live on today through the Tyler Wilcox memorial Guns n' Hoses Blood Drive. As of May 2023, 4,314 units of blood products have been donated in Tyler's name during the annual drive and 660 first time donors have stepped up to impact 12,942 lives!

Blood Drive Details

November 29

Fort Pierre Fire Station
305 N Deadwood St
12:00pm - 5:30pm


November 30

Pierre Faith Lutheran Church
714 N Grand Ave
12:00pm - 5:30pm


December 1

Pierre Faith Lutheran Church
714 N Grand Ave
8am - 1:30pm


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