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Donate Blood and Catch the Green Bay Packers in Action

Badger-Hawkeye

August 11, 2010
 

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Do you bleed green and gold? The American Red Cross encourages Green Bay Packers fans to show their team spirit by donating blood at the Training Camp Blood Drive on August 30.

Green Bay Packers Training Camp Blood Drive

Monday, August 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tundra Tailgate Zone

Located on the east side of the Lambeau Field parking lot near the Oneida Nation gate
Enjoy great refreshments, compliments of Levy Restaurants at Lambeau Field
 

"We're very excited to host a Red Cross blood drive at the Tundra Tailgate Zone during training camp for a second year," said Mark Murphy, President/CEO of the Green Bay Packers. "We encourage fans who have time before or after practice to stop by and donate, and make it part of a fun and rewarding day at training camp."

All presenting donors at the Green Bay Packers Training Camp Blood Drive will receive a special Red Cross "I Bleed Green & Gold" t-shirt, while supplies last, and can enter a raffle to win great Packers items. Presenting donors are also automatically entered for a chance to win a $500 gas gift card!

Summer blood donors can make the difference between an adequate blood supply and a shortage. All blood types are currently needed, especially types O negative, B negative and A negative. Show that you bleed green and gold by making an appointment to donate today!

Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or click here for more information or to schedule an appointment to donate on August 30. Scheduling appointments in advance allows the Red Cross to make donations as convenient as possible for donors.

How to Donate Blood

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

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.