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American Red Cross, CD 105.9 and Z92 partner for first annual Bloodstock

Midwest

June 2, 2011
 

OMAHA, Neb. – You don’t have to be Steven Tyler to receive rock star treatment on Friday, June 3. Omaha radio stations Z92 and CD 105.9 are out to prove that blood donors rock during Bloodstock, a special event blood drive to help ensure a sufficient blood supply during the summer months. With t-shirts for all presenting donors, raffle prizes, live musical performances, concert footage and food – blood donors will be treated like the VIPs they truly are!

Bloodstock 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CoCo Key Water Resort, Heartland Room
3321 S 72nd St, Omaha, NE

To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Z-92  CD 105.9

Event features:

  • Live music from tribute artist Billy McGuigan
  • Doughnuts provided by the Donut Professor
  • Lunch provided by the Linden Market HyVee
  • Dinner provided by Jimmy John's
  • Raffle for tickets to see Kid Rock at the Red Sky Music Festival
  • Raffle for passes to CoCo Key Water Resort
  • T-shirts for all presenting donors

 

All blood types are needed to help maintain a sufficient supply for patients in need, especially type O negative. Type O negative, the universal blood type, is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations.

 

How to Donate Blood

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

Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.