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Join the World Champion Green Bay Packers and Be a Champion to Patients in Need!

Badger-Hawkeye

October 26, 2011
 

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The  World Champion Green Bay Packers are teaming up with the American Red Cross to support hospital patients in Wisconsin and across the country. The Packers are encouraging their fans to roll up their sleeves for the second time this year at the World Champion Green Bay Packers Blood Drive on November 8.

“We are very honored and excited to team up with the Green Bay Packers again heading into the holiday season, typically a challenging time to reach blood donors,” said Greg Novinska, CEO of the local American Red Cross Blood Services Region. “Community members can look forward to sharing the team’s success while helping meet the constant need for blood.”

World Champion Green Bay Packers Blood Drive

Tuesday, November 8 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lambeau Field, Legends Club Level

All presenting donors will receive a special giveaway item and will be automatically entered to win Packers merchandise. The Red Cross hopes to welcome more than 250 blood donors throughout the day. Currently, blood products are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as they are coming in. All blood types are needed now to help maintain a sufficient supply for hospital patients.

Not only can you give the gift of life with a blood donation, you can also send a holiday message to a service member. Those attending the World Champion Green Bay Packers Blood Drive will have the opportunity to sign preprinted holiday cards, donated by Miles Kimball’s, through the Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Holiday Mail for Heroes gives Americans the opportunity to send holiday greetings to our men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, many of whom will be far from home over the holidays, our nation’s veterans and their families.  To learn more about the program, visit redcross.org/holidaymail.

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

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.

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