Save the Date - Quincy 12 Hours of Giving
QUINCY, Ill. – Save the date – the fifth annual American Red Cross 12 Hours of Giving Blood Drive will soon be here!
This special drive will include entertainment, a babysitting service with children’s activities, a visit from Santa and more!
All presenting donors at this drive will have a chance to win a portable GPS system or a complimentary Caribbean Cruise for two, courtesy of the Travel House of Quincy in conjunction with Carnival Cruises.
More details will follow, but don’t wait - add this wonderful community event to your calendar for coverage now!
- WHAT: 12 Hours of Giving Blood Drive
- WHO: American Red Cross – Heart of America Blood Services Region
Special guests, including Santa Claus
- WHEN: Tuesday, December 22, 2009
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- WHERE: Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross
3000 N. 23rd Street
The 12 Hours of Giving is sponsored by the Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Blessing Hospital and WGEM-TV.
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit givebloodgivelife.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 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.