Pint for Pint Blood Drive
The American Red Cross & Highland Brewing Company
Partner at “Pint for Pint” Blood Drive
Asheville community members encouraged to roll up their sleeves
as the challenging summer months get underway
ASHEVILLE, NC, May 1, 2014 — The American Red Cross and Highland Brewing Company are inviting people to give the gift of life at the “Pint for Pint” blood drive.
The blood drive will take place on May 12, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Highland Brewing Company (12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite H, Asheville, NC 28803). All presenting donors (ages 21 and over) will receive a voucher for a FREE pint of Highland Brewery brew. The voucher is good only at the brewery and must be redeemed after May 12.
Day in and day out, hospital patients need blood for emergency and ongoing care related to serious illness, accident or trauma. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U. S. needs blood. While the need for blood is constant, the number of people donating blood may fluctuate. Blood donors may travel, start new routines or simply overlook donating blood—especially during the summer months when many schools are out of session and people spend more time doing recreational or seasonal activities.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Highland.
The Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in 103 hospitals. Approximately 1,600 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demands.
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 North Carolina), 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.