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BLEED BLUE to support Most Valuable Patients and be selected Donor of the Game

Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region

Donate blood with the American Red Cross and Penn State Athletics this autumn and you could score big as a “Bleed Blue Donor of the Game.”

Through November 15, when members of Nittany Nation come in to donate blood at designated Bleed Blue blood drives, they are automatically entered in a drawing for an Unrivaled Donor of the Game package at one of four Penn State home games:

  • September 27 – Northwestern – two Donor of the Game packages
  • October 25 – Ohio State– two Donor of the Game packages
  • November 1 – Maryland – two Donor of the Game package
  • November 29 – Michigan State – one Donor of the Game packages
     

Included in each Donor of the Game package:

  • Two tickets to the Penn State football game
  • Two pre-game hospitality passes
  • Reserved parking pass
  • A sideline visit during the game; participants must be age 16 or older
  • Radio recognition during the Pre-Game Show portion of the statewide game broadcast
  • Beaver Stadium video board recognition
  • After the game, the Donor of the Game photo will be posted on redcrossblood.org/BleedBlue.

 Blood donations will help to save the lives of our M.V.P.s or Most Valuable Patients, like Drue Storm, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at age 2. ALL is a type of cancer in which leukemic cells deplete healthy cells in the body. Since being diagnosed in November 2011, Drue has received blood and platelets a total of eight times.

Joe Ann Storm, Drue’s mother, says blood donations are one of the reasons for Drue’s survival throughout his fight with cancer. “Drue needed this life source replenished not only to live, but also to get strong enough to fight this long three-year battle,” she says.

This fall, blood donors who help to save a life will be entered to be chosen as Donor of the Game and have an Unrivaled Penn State football experience.

Appointments for this blood drive are strongly encouraged. Click or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

 

 

(At right) Congratulations to this lucky Penn State student who scored a pair of tickets to Penn State's September 6 game vs. Akron for coming in to donate at our 2014 Bleed Blue kickoff blood drive held August 28 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center.

 

 

 

 

September 27 Bleed Blue Donors of the Game

Kodel Orris,Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Kenneth Shultz, Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania

Orris, an information technology specialist with The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State University, presented to donate blood on August 27 at the Red Cross blood drive held at the Materials Research Institute. He gave blood for the first time nearly 10 years ago while attending high school.

Schulz, who has donated blood for more than 30 years, came in to donate blood at the Red Cross blood drive at the Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church on September 11. He also recently signed up to volunteer at blood drives as a greeter and walker.

 

2014 Bleed Blue blood drives though November 15 (schedule subject to change):

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Port Matilda, PA: Halfmoon Christian Fellowship Church, Social Hall, 1 to 6:30 p.m.
University Park, PA:  Pennsylvania State University HUB, Alumni Hall, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Ashville, PA: VFW Banquet Hall, Main Street, 12:30 to 6 p.m.
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University HUB, Alumni Hall, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Fallentimber, PA: Assembly of God Church, 749 Executive Drive, 2 to 7 p.m.
 
Friday, September 26, 2014
Johnstown, PA: Cambria County Library, Community Room, 248 Main Street, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Warriors Mark, PA: Warriors Mark United Methodist Church, 1 to 6:30 p.m., Route 540
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business, Rooms 214 & 215, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Hastings, PA: St. Bernard's Church, Beaver Street, 2 to 7 p.m.
University Park, PA:  Pennsylvania State University HUB, Alumni Hall, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Friday, October 3, 2014
Johnstown, PA: Conemaugh Health System, Memorial Medical Center, 1086 Franklin Street, 9 a.m. to 2:30 pm
 
Monday, October 6, 2014
University Park, PA: Penn State University, College of Agricultural Science, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
State College, PA: South Hills School of Business Technology, 480 Waupelani Drive, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Altoona, PA: Penn State Altoona, Slep Student Center, 3000 Ivyside Drive, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
University Park, PA: Penn State University, Keller Building, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Boalsburg, PA: Boalsburg Volunteer Fire Company, Boal Hall, 113 East Pine Street, 12:30 to 6 p.m.
Centre Hall, PA: Old Fort American Legion, Social Hall, Penns Valley Pike, 1 to 6:30 p.m
University Park, PA: Penn State University, School of Law, Lewis Katz Building, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Friday, October 10, 2014
University Park, PA: Penn State University, College of Agricultural Science, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
Monday, October 13, 2014
Irvona, PA: Glendale Valley Spirit and Truth, Fellowship Hall, 1 to 5 p.m.
 
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Pine Grove Mills, PA: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Social Hall, 277 West Pine Grove Road, 1 to 6:30 p.m.
Bellefonte, PA: Trinity United Methodist Church, Social Hall, 128 West Howard Street, Noon to 5:30 p.m.
 
Monday, October 20, 2014
Bedford, PA: Moose Lodge #480, Social Hall, 12:30 to 6 p.m.
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
State College, PA: Knights of Columbus Council #4678, Social Hall, 1 to 6:30 p.m.
University Park, PA: Penn State University Technology Center, Innovation Park, 200 Innovation Drive, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Meyersdale, PA: Masonic Temple, 226 Beachley Street, 1:30 to 7 p.m.
State College, PA: Oakwood Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 1865 Waddell Road, Noon to 5:30 p.m.
 
Friday, October 24, 2014
Bellefonte, PA: American Philatelic Society, 100 Match Factory Place, Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Johnstown, PA: Conemaugh Health System, Lee Campus, Garden Court, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sharon, PA: Winner Arts and Culture Center, Sharon City Building, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
Monday, October 27, 2014
State College, PA: Mount Nittany Medical Center, Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3
 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Bellefonte, PA: Bald Eagle Valley Community Methodist Church
University Park, PA:  Pennsylvania State University HUB, Alumni Hall, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Altoona, PA: Penn State Altoona, Slep Student Center, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Beaver, PA: American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, Noon to 5:30 p.m.
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Monaca, PA: Penn State Beaver Campus, Sub Lounge, 100 University Drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Patton, PA: American Legion Social Hall
Uniontown, PA: Penn State University, Fayette Campus, Auxiliary Gym
 
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Altoona, PA: Penn State Altoona, Slep Student Center
Nicktown, PA: St. Nicholas Church Hall