NASCAR Fans Encouraged to Donate at Annual 'Race for Life' Blood Drive in Flint
May 23, 2011 – Flint, MI - With Memorial Day approaching and excitement growing for NASCAR races, the American Red Cross is encouraging all eligible donors to come out to donate blood at the annual ‘Race for Life’ blood drive, Tuesday, May 28 at Courtland Center Mall.
Everyone who comes out to donate will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of five pair of tickets to the June 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 Race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. In addition, everyone who comes out to donate will receive a special Red Cross cooler tote bag and a coupon for a free oil change at participating Midas stores.
Time: Noon – 7:45 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, May 28
Place: Courtland Center Mall, 4190 East Court Street
There’s no easier way to become a holiday hero to a patient in need than by donating blood. Please schedule your appointment today. If you are not eligible to give at this special blood drive, please encourage a friend or family member to donate.
The Red Cross encourages everyone to make blood donation a part of their holiday plans this year. The 2013 Race for Life Blood Drive is sponsored by ABC12 and CARS 108FM. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
How to Donate Blood
To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information. 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.
About the American Red Cross
The Great Lakes Blood Services Region serves 65 counties, and needs to collect about 650 units of blood a day to meet patient need in hospitals. In addition to supplying about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, the American Red Cross 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.