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Donate Blood, Catch Super Bowl XLV Champs in Action

Badger-Hawkeye

August 12, 2011
 

Packer fans can help save lives this summer and catch a glimpse of the 2011 NFL Super Bowl Champions at practice just before the season kicks off. The American Red Cross encourages fans to show their team spirit by donating blood at the Green Bay Packers Training Camp Blood Drive on August 22-23.

 

Green Bay Packers Training Camp Blood Drive

Monday, August 22, from noon to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 23, from 7  a.m. to 1 p.m.

Legends Club Room - 4th floor of the Lambeau Field Atrium, 1265 Lombardi Ave.

Enjoy special refreshments, compliments of Levy Restaurants at Lambeau Field

 

“We’re looking forward to hosting a Red Cross blood drive in the Legends Club Room during training camp,” said Mark Murphy, President/CEO of the Green Bay Packers. “We encourage fans to stop by and show their support for their hometown football team as well as patients in need.”

The Red Cross hopes to welcome more than 350 blood donors over the course of the two-day event. Donors are encouraged to stop by the Packers training camp practice scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday (hours are subject to change). All presenting donors at the Green Bay Packers Training Camp Blood Drive will receive a special Red Cross tote bag (while supplies last) and can enter a raffle to win great Packers merchandise. Presenting donors ages 21 and older are also automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for four to Orlando!

All blood types are needed, especially O negative, B negative and A negative. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. Show that you bleed green and gold by making an appointment to donate today!

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.