American Red Cross & WCVB-TV Team Up For Community Blood Drive on September 17
Help make a difference in the lives of others
DEDHAM, Mass. – (September 3, 2014) The American Red Cross is partnering with WCVB-TV for a blood drive on Wednesday, September 17 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the WCVB-TV Studios, 5 TV Place in Needham. Help make a difference in the lives of others and give blood to the Red Cross.
Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood and you never know when a loved one may need the lifesaving gift. Donating blood is a community responsibility and we must work together to make sure that blood is available whenever a patient needs it. Donated blood is used to help accident victims, trauma patients, transplant recipients, and those receiving treatment for life-threatening illnesses.
WCVB-TV and the Red Cross are encouraging blood donors across the state to give blood at one of the below blood drives on September 17, 2014:
WCVB-TV Studios, 5 TV Place, Needham 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.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 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.