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Burger King® Partners with the American Red Cross in May

Massachusetts

May 16, 2011
 

All Presenting Blood Donors Get Free Whopper Value Meal* in May

The American Red Cross and Burger King® are partnering to help increase the blood supply and raise awareness about the need for blood.  During the month of May, all presenting blood donors in New England will receive a coupon from Burger King® for a free WHOPPER® Small Value Meal*, redeemable at participating Burger King® locations.

The promotion helps to ensure the community blood supply is maintained.  Blood is an essential component for patient care in area hospitals, and the only source of blood is a healthy, volunteer blood donor.  About every two seconds someone in America needs blood, and one donation can help save up to three lives.

“We’re grateful to Burger King for their willingness to offer a Whooper Value Meal to our generous blood donors,” said Donna M. Morrissey, Director of Communications, American Red Cross Blood Services – Northeast Division.  “We’re confident this partnership with Burger King will increase awareness about the need for blood and we’re pleased to offer this special promotion as a token of our gratitude to donors who give lifesaving blood for patients in need.”

All current and new donors are strongly urged to call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. 

About Burger King® Corporation:
The BURGER KING® system operates more than 12,150 restaurants in all 50 states and in 76 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. In 2008, Fortune magazine ranked Burger King Corp. among America's 1,000 largest corporations and Ad Week named it one of the top three industry-changing advertisers within the last three decades. To learn more about Burger King Corp., please visit the company's Web site at www.bk.com.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross has been a primary supplier of lifesaving blood products in the United States for more than 50 years. The American Red Cross Blood Services - Northeast Division must distribute approximately 3,000 units of blood each day just to meet the basic needs of area patients. To donate blood and platelets through the Red Cross, individuals must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health.  The states of Maine, Massachusetts and New York allow those who are 16 years of age to donate blood with parental consent. For additional information please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

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*Coupons not redeemable for cash and non-transferable.