Pint for a Pint Blood Drive
Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region
Media Contact: Tracy Duncan Fox (260) 480- 8220 (office) May 30, 2013
(260) 466- 2830 (cell) redcrossblood.org
American Red Cross Encourages Donors to
Give A Pint and Get A Pint
Come to donate during the Pint for a Pint Blood Drive and receive a coupon for one free pint of Culver’s Frozen Custard! The American Red Cross Pint for a Pint Blood Drive will take place Monday, June 10, through Saturday, June 15, at both Fort Wayne Donor Centers.
Sponsored by Culver’s Butterburgers and Frozen Custard on Dupont Road and Jefferson Boulevard in Fort Wayne, this popular blood drive is held near Memorial Day each year as a reminder to the community that the need for blood never takes a summer vacation. Slumps in blood donation are typical from late May through September since donors may fill their calendars with seasonal activities and overlook giving blood.
Making a blood donation around Memorial Day is also a way to pay homage to men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. But while that need is constant, the number of people donating blood isn’t. Blood donors may travel, start new routines, or simply overlook donating blood—especially during the summer.
“The need for blood never goes on vacation,” said Sharyn Whitman, CEO for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “We’d like to encourage everyone to bring life to their summer memories by making and keeping an appointment to donate blood in their community.”
The Pint for a Pint Blood Drive will take place at two convenient locations in Fort Wayne:
Fort Wayne Donor Center
o Monday & Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
o Wednesday & Thursday: noon – 6 p.m.
o Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
o Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lutheran Hospital Donor Center
o Monday through Wednesday: noon – 6 p.m.
o Thursday through Saturday: 6 a.m. – noon
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 Indiana and Ohio), 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 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.