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Give Blood, Win Prized....Go Red Cross Racing at Hutch Area Drives

Central Plains Blood Services Region

April 16, 2010
 

News Release

 Media Contact:Jennifer L. Keller - (316) 268-0853 / Cell: (316) 558-2428

E-Contact Info: kellerje@usa.redcross.org – Twitter: @RedCrossBloodKS

Websites: redcrossblood.org or redcrossracing.com                                                                              

 

Give Blood, Win Prizes...Go Red Cross Racing

The Race for Points Is On

 

Wichita, Kan. – April 16, 2010 –The race for points is on as Red Cross Racing revs up for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. 

 

Red Cross Racingmembers can get points for a variety of activities, including giving blood and/or platelets and recruiting other blood donors. Those points may be exchanged for prizes such as gardening sets, laptop computer holders die cast cars and other exciting merchandise.

 

Fans are invited to enter the 2010 Ready, Set, Give & Win Sweepstakes by logging on to redcrossracing.com and clicking on the Sweepstakes icon on the track. 

 

Two lucky grand prize winners will receive the following: VIP trip for two (2) as ‘Honorary Pit Crew Members’ to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ Race. Guests will have the experience of a lifetime as guests of the No. 16 3M/American Red Cross Team. The VIP trip experience also includes roundtrip air travel, two night’s accommodations, VIP tours with meet and greets at the race and more!

 

For the third year in a row, Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is raising awareness about the ongoing need for blood donations; especially from type O donors like him. 

 

“I’m proud to be associated within the NASCAR community as the American Red Cross driver and a blood donor. I give blood because it’s easy to do and helps support the community,” says Biffle.

 

Join Greg Biffle in the race for life saving blood donations. Red Cross encourages you to donate at one of our upcoming drives in your community:

 

April 16

Healy Community Blood Drive

2:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.

United Methodist Church, 2009 W. Highway 4

 

April 17

Cheney Community Blood Drive

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cheney Pharmacy, 114 N. Main – On the Red Cross Donor Coach

 

April 19

Larned Community Blood Drive

Noon to 6 p.m.

LarnedCommunity Center, 1500 Toles

 

April 19

Holcomb Recreation Commission Blood Drive

3 to 7 p.m.

106 Wiley – In the Boardroom

 

April 19 & 20

Garden City Community Blood Drive

April 19 – 2 to 7 p.m.

April 20 – 2 to 7 p.m.

Knights of Columbus, 205 N. 8th

 

April 20

McPherson College Blood Drive

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

1600 Euclid – In the Gym

Rice County Community Center, 1145 Hwy 56 East

 

April 20

Goddard Community Blood Drive

3 to 7 p.m.

GoddardCommunity Center, 122 N. Main

 

April 21

Seward County Community College ATS Blood Drive

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1801 N. Kansas – in the Conference Room

 

April 21

Rolla High School Blood Drive

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

204 Van Buren – In the Gym

 

April 21

Ashland Community Blood Drive

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

St. JosephCatholic Church, 512 Cedar St.

 

April 22

Medicine Lodge Community Blood Drive

Noon to 6 p.m.

United Methodist Church, 108 E. 2nd

 

April 22

Scott City Community Blood Drive

Noon to 6 p.m.

WilliamCarpenter Buildingat the Fairgrounds

 

April 23

Centre High School Blood Drive

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2374 310th St.– In the Gym

 

April 23

LaCrosse Community Blood Drive

12:30 to 6 p.m.

LaCrosseCityAuditorium, 417 Main St.

 

April 27

Bushton Community Blood Drive

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

QuiviraHeights High SchoolGym, 500 S. Main St.

 

April 29

Pratt Community Blood Drive

11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

PrattCommunity Building, 619 N. Main

 

April 29

Harper Community Blood Drive

11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, 1020 E. 14th

 

April 29

Goessel Community Blood Drive

1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

MennoniteChurch, 109 S. Church

 

April 29 & 30

Newton Community Blood Drive

April 29 – Noon to 6 p.m.

April 30 – 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

FirstChurch of the Nazarene, 1000 N. Main

 

April 30

Macksville Community Blood Drive

Noon to 4 p.m.

Macksville Christian Church, 234 N. Shaeffer St.

 

May 1

Garden City Center Blood Drive

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1512 E. Harding Ave.

 

May 3

Ellis Community Blood Drive

Noon to 6 p.m.

Knights of Columbus, 1013 Washington

 

May 3 & 4

McPherson Community Blood Drive

May 3 – Noon to 6 p.m.

May 4 – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TrinityLutheran Church, 119 N. Elm

 

May 4

Hesston Community Blood Drive

11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

HesstonMennonite Church, 309 S. Main

 

May 6

St. Catherine Hospital Blood Drive

9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

401 E. Spruce in Classroom A – Garden City

 

May 7

Haven Community Blood Drive

12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

St. PaulLutheran Church, 8513 E. Arlington Rd.

 

May 10

Hoisington Community Blood Drive

2 to 7 p.m.

HoisingtonActivity Center, 1200 Susank

 

May 10

Garden City Center Blood Drive

3 to 7 p.m.

1512 E. Harding Ave.

 

May 10

Kinsley Community Blood Drive

3 to 7 p.m.

EdwardsCounty Fair Building, 1305 S. Niles

 

May 11

Lakin Community Blood Drive

2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

VeteransMemorial Building, 209 N. Main

 

May 12

Hanston Community Blood Drive

Noon to 4 p.m.

ParishCenter, 106 S. Douglas

 

May 13

Hutchinson High School Blood Drive

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

1401 Severance – In the Gym

 

May 13

Little River Community Blood Drive

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Little River High School Gym, 430 Waverly

 

May 13

Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe Blood Drive

11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

3231 N. 14th Streetin the Parish Hall – Dodge City

 

May 14

Leoti Community Blood Drive

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LeotiCommunity Buildingat the Fairgrounds

 

May 14

Buhler Community Blood Drive

2 to 6 p.m.

BuhlerMennonite Church, 220 West B Avenue

 

May 17

Great Bend Community Blood Drive

11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker St.

 

May 17

Moundridge Community Blood Drive

1:30 to 6 p.m.

FirstMennonite Church, 719 S. Christian

 

May 17

Montezuma Community Blood Drive

2 to 6:30 p.m.

MorningsideCommunity Church, 100 N. Apache

 

May 17

Cimarron Community Blood Drive

2 to 7 p.m.

GrayCounty Rec. Center, 17002 Highway 50

 

May 18

Meade Community Blood Drive

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. JohnForst Center, 500 W. Carthage

 

May 18

Hays Medical Center Blood Drive

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2200 Canterbury in the Hadley Rooms

 

May 18

Elkhart Community Blood Drive

Noon to 6 p.m.

ElkhartCity Hall, 433 Morton Street

 

May 19

Ulysses Community Blood Drive

Noon to 6 p.m.

Grant County Fairgrounds in the South Room

 

May 19

Inman Community Blood Drive

2 to 6 p.m.

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 111 Pine

 

May 20

Hugoton Community Blood Drive

Noon to 6 p.m.

First Christian Church, 600 S. Van Buren

 

May 21

Sublette Community Blood Drive

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Christian Church, 106 W. Carson

 

May 21

Kiowa Community Blood Drive

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

KiowaCommunity Building, 119 S. 5th St.

 

May 22

Andale Community Blood Drive

8 a.m. to Noon

Knights of Columbus, 24610 W. 61st

 

May 24

Lindsborg Community Blood Drive

12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

CovenantChurch, 102 S. Washington

 

May 24

Claflin Community Blood Drive

1:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Church, 110 E. Williamson

 

May 24

Ellinwood Community Blood Drive

2 to 7 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St

 

May 24

Garden City Center Blood Drive

3 to 7 p.m.

1512 E. Harding Ave.

 

May 25

Russell Community Blood Drive

11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

AmericInn, 1430 S. Fossil

 

May 25 & 26

Dodge City Community Blood Drive

May 25 – Noon to 6 p.m.

May 26 – 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Knights of Columbus, 800 W. Frontview St.

 

May 27

Liberal Community Blood Drive

Noon to 6 p.m.

WesternAve Churchof Christ, 215 S. Western Ave.

 

May 27

Hillsboro Community Blood Drive

2 to 6 p.m.

TrinityMennonite Church, 211 S. Elm

 

May 27

Pretty Prairie Community Blood Drive

2 to 6 p.m.

PrettyPrairie Community Center, 300 S. Rhodes

 

May 28

Willowdale Zenda Community Blood Drive

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. John’sCatholic Church on Highway 42

 

May 28

Ness City Community Blood Drive

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

American Legion, 104 S. Kansas

 

May 28

Greensburg Community Blood Drive

11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

GreensburgMennonite Church, 310 W. Pennsylvania Ave.

 

 

Donating Blood:

Log on to www.redcrossblood.orgfor more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit www.redcrossblood.org to learn more.

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.orgor join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

 

 

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