SCarowinds "Feed the Vamps" Blood Drive
SCAROWINDS “FEED THE VAMPS” BLOOD DRIVE
Give us your blood, and we’ll give you the
scariest night of your life!
Help the American Red Cross save lives…and have fun mingling amongst the ghouls! It could be the bloodiest night ever at the SCarowinds “Feed the Vamps” blood drive! The Red Cross and Carowinds are teaming up for the 8th annual event:
Friday, September 27, 2013
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
14523 Carowinds Boulevard
Charlotte NC, 28273
*Season pass holder parking lot
Presenting donors will receive:
- A FREE SCarowinds ticket (while supplies last)
- A coupon for a FREE Sport Clips haircut
- A chance to win a $1,000 gift card
“The SCarowinds/Red Cross blood drive is a fall tradition that we’re proud to support,” said Julie Whitted, Carowinds Public Relations Manager. “We know how crucial donations of blood are to the community, and we’re honored to do our part in supporting the Red Cross’ work.”
Appointments are highly encouraged. To schedule your lifesaving appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code “Scarowinds.” You can also call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
The Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to 103 hospitals and must 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.
Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Platelets can be safely given every two weeks, up to 24 times a year. Most healthy people age 17 and older, 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific 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.
Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Carowinds, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, four water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.