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Celebrate Summer and Support Patients in Need by Giving Blood at Super Donor Days

Badger-Hawkeye

June 29, 2012
 

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Looking for ways to make this summer super? Become a summertime lifesaver by giving blood at the 26th Annual Super Donor Days Blood Drive. As Independence Day approaches, the American Red Cross reminds Green Bay-area residents that the need for blood doesn’t take a vacation. Summer holidays can prove to be extra challenging for collecting enough blood to meet the needs of patients in Wisconsin and across the country.

Monday, July 2 from noon to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3 from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shopko Hall, 1901 Oneida St., Green Bay
 
To thank those who generously make time to give blood just before the holiday, the Red Cross is offering all presenting donors a complimentary t-shirt along (while supplies last) with a chance to win great prizes including a $200 prize package redeemable at GiftCertificates.com.  The first 50 presenting donors on each day will receive a first-aid kit, courtesy of Bellin Health. All attendees can also enjoy special live entertainment and Glass Nickel pizza in the refreshment area. Complimentary childcare is available as well as free parking in front of Shopko Hall.

“Experience a Green Bay-area tradition and get involved this summer by giving the gift of life at Super Donor Days,” said Greg Novinska, CEO of the Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region. “In just an hour, you can help save up to three lives with one donation. Consider making one more stop before the holiday and help boost the blood supply.”

The Red Cross would also like to thank WFRV-TV, Bellin Health, Glass Nickel Pizza Co. and PMI Entertainment Group for sponsoring this year’s lifesaving event.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.  Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. 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

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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 blog.redcross.org.

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