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A Green Bay Lifesaving Tradition Turns 25

Badger-Hawkeye

June 21, 2011
 

In between the cookouts, vacations and ball games, plan on making one more stop this summer at the 25th Annual Super Donor Days Blood Drive.  According to the Red Cross, holiday weekends like the Fourth of July can prove extra challenging for blood collections making this a great time to donate.

25th Annual Super Donor Days Blood Drive

Date Drive Location Name Address Times Sponsor Code
June
30
Shopko Hall 1901 South Oneida Street
Green Bay, WI
Noon - 7pm 470
July
1
Shopko Hall 1901 South Oneida Street
Green Bay, WI
6:30am - 1pm 470

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Donor Days by donating blood! All presenting donors will receive a Red Cross t-shirt along with a chance to win great prizes like a portable GPS unit. Presenting donors 21 years of age and older will be entered to win a trip for four to Orlando, Florida! Enjoy special entertainment while you donate and Glass Nickel pizza in the refreshment area. Free childcare is available during your donation and there is also free parking in front of Shopko Hall and on the east side of the Don Huston Center.

"Experience a Green Bay-area tradition and help boost the blood supply before heading out this holiday weekend," said Dave Liethen, American Red Cross donor recruitment representative. "We’re hoping more than 500 people come out to donate blood during the two-day 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 generally in 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.