Blood donors invited to celebrate 20th anniversary of Rock 'N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive
May 29, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. — American Red Cross blood donors rock! For two decades, residents of the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area have been giving and grooving at the annual Red Cross Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive. The Red Cross, Superhits 99.9 KGOR and WOWT Channel 6 invite the public to help celebrate 20 years of making a difference by giving blood on Friday, June 7 in Omaha and Council Bluffs.
All presenting donors at the Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive will enjoy music courtesy of Superhits 99.9 KGOR and receive a commemorative 20th Anniversary Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve T-shirt.
Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive:
Friday, June 7 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
American Red Cross Heartland Chapter, 2912 S. 80th Ave., Omaha
American Red Cross Loess Hills Blood Donation Center, 705 N. 16th St., Council Bluffs
The Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive comes at an important time for the Red Cross. Historically, during the summer months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. But, this seasonal challenge can be overcome two generous donors at a time, at every blood drive, every day.
Shake, rattle and roll into this special blood drive! Make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting redcrossblood.org.
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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.