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13NEWS and Farm Fresh Supermarkets Team Up With Red Cross "3 Minutes to Saving Lives"

Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region

June 17, 2013



Farm Fresh Supermarkets and 13NEWS join the Red Cross for "3 Minutes to Saving Lives"

News Release:

(Norfolk, June, 2013) – In an effort to boost what typically is a period of declining blood donations Farm Fresh Supermarkets and 13NEWS are partnering with the American Red Cross to provide an exciting opportunity for one lucky donor. All presenting donors at the select Red Cross blood drive below will automatically be entered to win a 3-minute Farm Fresh supermarket shopping spree and receive a coupon for 20% off at the Farm Fresh salad bar.  13NEWS anchor, Vanessa Coria, will also participate in a shopping spree which will benefit the local Foodbank.


3 Minutes to Saving Lives Shopping Spree Drives-Hampton Roads

Friday, June 28 


Chesapeake Square, Patrick Henry, Greenbrier, and Pembroke Malls


Saturday, June 29


Chesapeake Square & Pembroke Malls

Southside Harley Davidson


Sunday, June 30


 Patrick Henry, Greenbrier, and Pembroke Malls 

Summer is a difficult time of year for blood collection.  With more people traveling and taking vacations and approximately 19% of the Mid-Atlantic Region donor base being made up of high school and college students, the loss is felt  during summer.   Blood can be donated every 56 days, 6 times a year.  Blood is perishable and has a shelf life of 42 days.


Appointments can be made to donate blood at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS