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9th Annual Thanks For Giving-November 29-December 1-Sponsored by Farm Fresh and the New 101.3 2WD Radio

Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region

November 12, 2013



News Release


Media Contacts:

Kristen Hatfield, 757-439-3064, @RedCrossMAR


Red Cross, Farm Fresh, and 2WD Team Up for Thanks for Giving Blood Drives

One Gift Turns into Two at Thanks for Giving


Norfolk, V.A. (November 14, 2013)- In the holiday spirit of giving, the American Red Cross is joining forces with Farm Fresh Supermarkets  and the New 101.3 2WD Radio for the 9th annual Thanks For Giving.  For every blood donation made at a Thanks for Giving blood drive, Farm Fresh will generously donate a meal to local Foodbanks.  Plus, all presenting donors will receive a FREE Red Cross t-shirt, while supplies last.


Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood.  Please donate at one of the below Thanks for Giving Blood Drives and make two generous gifts with one act.  For more information on blood donation, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to


Thanks for Giving Blood Drives

Friday, November 29

Chesapeake Square, Pembroke, Patrick Henry, and Greenbrier Malls  10am-4pm

Virginia Beach Convention Center  9am-3pm


Saturday, November 30

Chesapeake Square, Pembroke, and Greenbrier Malls  10am-4pm

Virginia Beach Convention Center  9am-3pm


Sunday, December 1

Patrick Henry Mall and Greenbrier Malls  12pm-5pm

Virginia Beach Convention Center  9am-3pm



How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit 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 permission 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 or join our blog at