American Red Cross partners with Hysterium and Haunted Hotel-13th Floor to scare up blood donations
Halloween Blood Drive Scheduled September 29 through October 4
FORT WAYNE and HUNTINGTON, IN — The Halloween Blood Drive will take place Monday, September 29 through Saturday, October 4 at the American Red Cross Fort Wayne Donor Center, 1212 E. California Road and the Lutheran Donor Center, 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107 in Fort Wayne. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for one general admission ticket to either Hysterium (Fort Wayne) or the Haunted Hotel- 13th Floor (Huntington) and a candy treat bag. The Halloween Blood Drive is sponsored by Hysterium and Haunted Hotel- 13th Floor.
“This is a unique way to reward our regular donors and a way to attract new donors,” said Vince Robinson, external communications manager for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “We appreciate the partnership of Hysterium and Haunted Hotel to make this possible.”
“The American Red Cross is a consistent source of help for people in many situations,” said Brett Molitor, owner/operator of Hysterium and the Haunted Hotel-13th Floor. “Our donation of tickets to the people who give the gift of life is our way of thanking them for literally giving their own blood.”
Strong donor turnout is needed to help replenish low blood supplies at the end of summer and boost supplies before the upcoming holiday season. Donors of all blood types are currently needed to donate blood.
The Halloween Blood Drive continues a partnership between the Red Cross and the Haunted Hotel- 13th Floor that started five years ago. The Haunted Hotel-13th Floor, located at 511 North Jefferson Street in Huntington, began as a chapter project of the Huntington Jaycees. Hysterium, located at 4410 Arden Drive in Fort Wayne, is in its first year. It replaces the Haunted Cave which began 15 years ago.
2014 Halloween Blood Drive – September 29 through October 4
The Fort Wayne Donor Center located at 1212 E. California Road in Fort Wayne, (across from the Memorial Coliseum)
Monday and Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: noon – 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Lutheran Hospital Donor Center located at 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107 in Fort Wayne (in the South Lobby of Lutheran Hospital)
Monday and Tuesday: noon – 6 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday: 6 a.m. – noon
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 consent 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
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.