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Eighth annual Wallace County blood drive remembers Luke Schemm

Luke Schemm loved competing on the football field but knew there was more to life than sports. The Wallace County High senior had a heart of gold and enjoyed helping others.

Young man wearing a sports jersey holding a shovel and football helmet in front of a piece of large farm equipment.


In 2015, Luke’s life was tragically cut short at 17 years old after he collapsed during a football playoff game. His giving spirit is greatly missed, and we encourage you to commemorate it by donating at the 8th annual American Red Cross Sharon Springs Community Blood Drive in Memory of Luke Schemm.

  • When: Wednesday, March 6

    9:45 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
  • Where: Wallace County Schools-High School Gym

    521 N Main

    Sharon Springs, KS

“Giving the gift of blood is an act that recognizes Luke’s compassion and drive to help others. I’m grateful to our community and the Red Cross for honoring his memory,” said Lisa Schemm, Luke’s mother.

Don’t wait − make an appointment to give blood by visiting, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. As we approach the final weeks of winter, the public is urged to book a time to donate blood or platelets now as we continue to strengthen the blood supply heading into spring. Much like pets provide comfort and support, so does the Red Cross in local communities. As a thank-you for providing comfort during Red Cross Month, all who come to give blood or platelets March 1-24 will get a $10 e-gift card to a pet supply merchant of choice, plus automatically be entered for a chance to win a $3,000 gift card. There will be five winners. See for details.