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Red Cross & Autobell Save Lives Together

Carolinas

March 14, 2014
 

Autobell® Car Wash/American Red Cross

 

What:              Autobell-sponsored Blood Drive for the American Red Cross.

When:              Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8 AM – 6 PM.

Where:             Autobell Car Wash at Stonecrest, 5111 Piper Station Drive.

Who:               Most healthy individuals aged 17 years or older who weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible.  A 16-year-old may donate with a consenting parent present.

Why:               The need for blood is constant.  It’s safe and easy to donate; and one donation can help save up to three lives.

Pre-Registration:    Begins immediately at www.RedCrossBlood.org and is open until the day prior to the blood drive; enter sponsor code Autobell.

Autobell:  Will give a free full-service car wash to everyone who presents to donate blood on March 29 at the Stonecrest Autobell. Those who pre-register online will also receive a free tire gloss application with their free car wash when they present to donate blood that day.

The American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides blood to 103 hospitals and needs to have 1,600 people give blood and platelets each weekday to meet hospital demand.  Accident victims as well as patients with cancer, sickle cell disease, blood disorders, and other illnesses receive lifesaving transfusions every day.  There is no substitute for blood, and volunteer donors are the only source.

How to Donate Blood

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), 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.