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Be a Summer Lifesaver at Super Donor Days

Badger-Hawkeye

June 8, 2010
 

GREEN BAY, Wis. – No matter what your occupation or how you spend your time, you can be a lifesaver this summer by donating blood through the American Red Cross at the 24th Annual Super Donor Days Blood Drive. According to the Red Cross, holiday weekends like the Fourth of July can prove extra challenging for blood collection making this a great time to donate.

24th Annual Super Donor Days Blood Drive

Location Name Address Day Date Time
Shopko Hall 1901 South Oneida St
Green Bay, WI
Wed June
30
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Shopko Hall 1901 South Oneida St
Green Bay, WI
Thurs July
1
7:00am - 1:00pm

Enjoy a day of great company, special entertainment and Glass Nickel Pizza while being a summer lifesaver for patients in need. The first 50 presenting donors each day will receive a gift, courtesy of Bellin Health. Free childcare is available during your donation and there is free parking in front of Shopko Hall and on the east side of the Don Huston Center.

"Whether you're home from school for the summer, or never donated before, come out to Super Donor Days and experience a Green Bay-area tradition," said Dave Liethen, American Red Cross donor recruitment representative. "We're hoping more than 200 people come out to donate blood during the two-day event."

Eligible blood donors are encouraged to visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) to make an appointment. Scheduling an appointment in advance allows the Red Cross to make donations as convenient as possible for donors.

A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Eligible donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 years old with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form where state permits, must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 

About the American Red Cross

Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation's blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.