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American Red Cross ‘Feed the Vamps’ returns to SCarowinds with a thirst for blood

Carolinas

September 10, 2014
 

Presenting donors at blood drive receive free ticket to SCarowinds

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 10, 2014) — Before their blood runs cold from fear, guests can donate it at the American Red Cross ‘Feed the Vamps’ blood drive at SCarowinds’ Halloween Haunt on Friday, Sept. 26 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. The blood drive takes place at the Palladium Amphitheater at SCarowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd.

Presenting donors can enjoy a frightful night of fun for free at the Carolinas’ premiere Halloween event with a free SCarowinds ticket (while supplies last) and a coupon by email for a free haircut at Sport Clips.

“Partnering with the SCarowinds team for the ‘Feed the Vamp’ blood drive always has been an entertaining and successful event,” said Sharon Pitt, CEO for the Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region. “The blood drive is a fun, natural fit with the season of Halloween but it’s also responding to a very vital need…the need for blood and ensuring its availability to patients.”

The need for blood is constant. The Red Cross collects and distributes more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply each year and hospital patients need about 44,000 units of blood each day. Giving blood is an easy way to impact the community and make an impact in someone’s life.

“It’s a wonderful way to give back to the community, and to reward the donors,” said Julie Whitted Carowinds public relations manager. “We’re proud to partner with the Red Cross with this event every year, and to support such a worthy cause.”  

The SCarowinds ticket is valid on Friday, Sept. 26, Saturday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Oct. 3 to Sunday, Oct. 5.

To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code “scarowinds,” call 1-800-RED CROSS or download the Red Cross Blood Donor App available through the App StoreSM and Google PlayTM.

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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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