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98 Rock and Red Cross host 28th Annual Summer Mega Blood Drive

Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region

July 16, 2013
 

June 27, 2013 (BALTIMORE) — For most of us, summer means barbeques, vacations, and fun times in the sun. However, for local patients who depend on the community blood supply, the summer can be a scary time of year. During the summer, an average of two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need since vacations and other summer activities conflict with donation appointments for many regular donors. But the need remains constant. About 1,000 blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of local trauma victims, premature babies, cancer patients, and those undergoing treatment for chronic blood disorders.

Here’s how you can help! Join 98 Rock, Baltimore’s Rock Station, and the American Red Cross for the 28th Annual Mega Blood Drive July 17, July 18 and July 19 from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm at TownMall of Westminster and Tall Cedars in Parkville, MD. Help us save a life with blood by scheduling your appointment to donate today!

All presenting donors will receive a limited edition, 98 Rock blood drive t-shirt and can enter to win tickets and other cool prizes. One lucky donor will walk away with a VIP Experience for two at the Shindig Rock & Roll Festival on September 14th in Carroll Park!* The eclectic lineup features Dropkick Murphys, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Gaslight Anthem, Clutch, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reverend Horton Heat, The Hold Steady, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Larry and His Flask, The Glenmont Popes, and Bad Seed Rising.

Appointments are strongly recommended for this special community blood drive, and can be scheduled by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/98rock

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

What:         98 Rock 28th Annual Mega Summer Blood Drive: Three days, two locations!

Where:       TownMall of Westminster          Tall Cedars
                     400 North Center St.                       2501 Putty Hill Ave.
                     Westminster, MD 21157                Parkville, MD 21234
                     (Belk court)

When:        July 17, July 18 & July 19, 12 pm – 8 pm

Members of the media are encouraged to attend and cover this event.  Please confirm your attendance by calling Steve Mavica at the phone numbers listed above.

* Gifts and prizes are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has been a primary supplier of lifesaving blood products in the United States for more than 50 years. The Red Cross Blood Services - Northeast Division must distribute approximately 3,000 units of blood each day just to meet the basic needs of area patients.  Eligible volunteer blood donors are asked to please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to find a blood drive and to make appointments.  Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in New York State), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to give blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.