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BLEED BLUE at Beaver Stadium on December 9

Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region

Bleed Blue at Beaver Stadium on December 9!

The American Red Cross, Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region, and Penn State Athletics will partner on their fifth annual Beaver Stadium blood drive (Tuesday) December 9 from 11 am to 6 pm in the President’s Suite at Beaver Stadium.
 
Everyone who comes in to donate blood at the Beaver Stadium blood drive will receive a special Penn State Bleed Blue, courtesy of Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., and enjoy refreshments provided by DelGrosso Foods.
 
In addition, December 9 donors will be entered to win four tickets to the 2015 Penn State vs. Temple game and autographed Penn State memorabilia.
 
With the Beaver Stadium blood drive occurring between Thanksgiving and Christmas, strong donor turnout will help boost blood supplies during the holiday season.  
 
Appointments for this blood drive are strongly encouraged.  Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org using sponsor code bleedblue or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.
 
Free parking will be available for this blood drive in the Medlar East lot across from the stadium entrance to the blood drive location.
 
 

Meet our 2014 Bleed Blue Donors of the Game!!

September 27 Donors of the Game vs. Northwestern

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.

October 25 Donors of the Game vs. Ohio State
 
Spencer Czajkowski, State College
 
Larry Schueck, Huntingdon
 
Czajkowski came in to donate blood at the State College donation center on August 29. He has given a total of 11 blood donations.
 
Schueck came in to donate blood at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital on September 17. He has given a total of 74 blood donations.
 
November 1 Donors of the Game vs. Maryland
 
Robert Sprankle, Mentcle
 
Kelly Swanger, Bellefonte
 
Sprankle came in to donate blood in at St. Bernard’s Church in Hastings on October 2. He has given at total of 15 blood donations.
 
Swanger came in to donate blood at the Penn State School of Law on October 9. She is employed in the Penn State Procurement Office and has given a total of two blood donations.
 
November 29 Donor of the Game vs. Michigan State
 
Thomas Kase, State College
Kase came in to donate blood at the Penn State Office of Physical Plant on October 10.
 

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 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.