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Fifth Annual Atlanta Braves All-American Blood Drive

Southern Blood Services Region

June 5, 2013
 

The Atlanta Braves and the American Red Cross are on the same team to help save lives!  The fifth annual Atlanta Braves All-American Blood Drive, co-sponsored by WSB-TV, 680 The Fan and ROCK 100.5, will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Turner Field’s 755 Club. 

All presenting donors will receive:

  • A pair of tickets to watch the Braves take on the Miami Marlins on August 10
  • A commemorative t-shirt
  • A buy one, get one ticket offer to select Braves games
  • A chance to win a Braves Family Four Pack, which includes four game tickets and a batting practice field visit, autographed baseball memorabilia, tomahawk or Braves insulated pilsner

*Free parking will be available in the green lot at Turner Field the day of the blood drive.

“Summer is a challenging time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs,” said Jerry J.K. Tillery, chief executive officer, American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region.  “Patients don’t get a summer holiday or vacation from needing blood, and we need all eligible donors to help us ensure a sufficient blood supply is available.”

The Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in more than 120 hospitals. Approximately 1,200 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demands.

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given every seven days, up to 24 times a year. Most healthy people who are 17 years of age (or 16 with parental consent) and weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood to the Red Cross. Donors who are 18 years and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)  or visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code BRAVES.  For more information about the Atlanta Braves, you may also visit www.braves.com. 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.