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Red Cross offers Richmond blood donors Rascal Flatts tickets

Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region

September 24, 2014
 

 

 

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Media contact: Kristen Hatfield, 757-439-3064, @RedCrossMAR                                                                                 redcrossblood.org

 

Red Cross offers Richmond blood donors Rascal Flatts tickets

Helping to save lives could be music to some Richmond blood donors’ ears

 

RICHMOND, Va., (Sept. 24, 2014) – The American Red Cross Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region will give away two Rascal Flatts/Kellie Pickler tickets to the first 50 people who attempt to donate blood on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, 2401 W. Leigh St., Richmond, Va., prior to the start of the concert. The tickets are available while supplies last.

 

The Rascal Flatts/Kellie Pickler concert is presented by the EJ Wade Foundation and Get Ready Richmond. Tickets are courtesy of EJ Wade Foundation. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS, visit redcrossblood.org or download the Red Cross Blood Donor App. Donors can use sponsor code RVABLOOD.

 

Rascal Flatts has been very supportive of the Red Cross. The band members serve on the Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet. They are heroes who donate their time, skills, passion and energy to help the Red Cross highlight important initiatives like this.

 

“The Red Cross is proud to partner with Rascal Flatts and Kellie Pickler to provide a spectacular incentive to our life-saving blood donors in Richmond,” said Page Gambill, CEO of the American Red Cross Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross serves many of the hospitals in the Richmond area and it is crucial to keep the shelves stocked with blood for local patients who may need it.”

 

The Mid-Atlantic Region needs to collect 500 to 600 pints of blood every day to meet the local needs of patients within the region, including the Richmond community. The Red Cross collects and processes approximately 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply. Through the national network, the Red Cross can quickly move blood around the country as needed, even during disasters.

 

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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.

 

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