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Support the Green Bay Packers and patients in need of lifesaving blood this November

Badger-Hawkeye

November 12, 2012
 

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The American Red Cross invites football fans to give something that means something by donating blood at the Green Bay Packers blood drive on Nov. 14.  While the need for blood is ongoing, the supply isn’t — especially around the holidays. In the spirit of the season, give thanks and give hope to someone in need by donating blood at Lambeau Field.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lambeau Field - Legends Club Room
1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay, Wis. 

 “In August, nearly 400 Packers fans helped boost the blood supply prior to the Labor Day holiday weekend. The Red Cross returns to Lambeau Field just before Thanksgiving, and we invite community members to lend an arm to support patients in Wisconsin and across the country,” said Michelle Otero, Red Cross Donor Recruitment Supervisor. “The Red Cross is grateful to have the opportunity to partner with the Green Bay Packers and their lifesaving supporters.” 

All presenting donors at the Green Bay Packers blood drive will receive a special giveaway item (while supplies last) and can enter a raffle to win official Packers merchandise. All blood types are currently needed while donors with type O negative, A negative or B negative blood are especially encouraged to give.

Those attending the blood drive will also have an opportunity to send a holiday message to a service member. Preprinted cards will be available to sign as part of the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Holiday Mail for Heroes gives Americans the opportunity to send holiday greetings to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world. To learn more about the program, visit redcross.org.

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 consent 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 about 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 http://blog.redcross.org.

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