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Red Cross, ABC13 and Farm Fresh Supermarkets team up

Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region

June 11, 2014

News Release

Media contact:                                                                                                                                     

Kristen Hatfield





Red Cross, ABC13 and Farm Fresh Supermarkets team up
One lucky donor will receive a three minute shopping spree to Farm Fresh


Norfolk, Va., (June 11, 2014) — In an effort to boost what typically is a period of declining blood donations, Farm Fresh Supermarkets and ABC13 are partnering with the American Red Cross to provide an exciting opportunity for one blood donor.

All presenting donors at a ABC13Three Minutes to Saving Lives blood drive will automatically be entered to win a three minute Farm Fresh supermarket shopping spree. The spree will take place at a Hampton Roads Farm Fresh Supermarket location in July.

Vacations and summer activities often result in a decline in blood donations during the summer. During the months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. 


ABC13 Three Minutes to Saving Lives Blood Drives


Friday, June 27

Greenbrier, Chesapeake Square, Patrick Henry, and Pembroke Malls

2 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Saturday, June 28

Nauticus, Southgate Mall, Pembroke Mall, and Chesapeake Square Mall

10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Sunday, June 29

Greenbrier Mall, Patrick Henry Mall, and Monticello Marketplace Shopping Center

12 p.m.- 5 p.m.


For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


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 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.