Give Blood at Rock the Clock
CONTACT: Jennifer Keller, 316-558-2428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wichita, Kan.—July 15, 2012—The American Red Cross has partnered with Channel 963 to create a new event called Rock the Clock, a 12-hour blood drive to encourage young adults in the Wichita area to give blood.
Rock the Clock will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 21 at the Red Cross, 707 N. Main. This event will feature live, local bands and special food and prizes provided by Channel 963 and other local businesses.
“I love the energy we have at our college and high school blood drives,” said Terri Dunaway, Central Plains Region CEO. “We wanted to create a fun event during the summer that had great things going for young adults who want to give back.”
Everyone who presents to donate during at Rock the Clock will receive:
- A Rock-n-Roll Up Your Sleeve T-shirt and may enter to win a Gibson Guitar
- A chance to win a new Apple 16GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and
- Everyone ages 16-21 will be eligible to enter a $5,000 scholarship sweepstakes.
Donating blood during Rock the Clock is a great way to have a great time while helping the community. Giving blood this summer makes it possible for the Central Plains Region to meet the needs of hospital patients throughout Kansas and Northern Oklahoma.
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 in Kansas with completed Parental Consent Form), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 19 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 more than 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 .
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