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Bloodstock: Pumping up the volume of blood donations

Midwest

May 25, 2012
 

OMAHA, Neb. – It’s a rock and roll-themed blood drive set to pump up the volume of blood donations. Omaha radio stations Z92 and CD 105.9 are out to help ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need this summer by hosting the second annual Bloodstock special event blood drive on June 1, 2012.

Bloodstock 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CoCo Key Water Resort, 3321 S. 72nd St., Omaha
To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or click here.
 
Friday, June 1, 2012 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Harrah’s Casino, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs
To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or click here.
 

With t-shirts and prize drawings for all presenting donors, live musical performances, concert footage and food – blood donors will be treated like the VIPs they truly are!

Event features:

  • Live music from tribute artist Billy McGuigan, members of the Blues-Ed Band and others
  • Live radio broadcasts featuring Z92 and CD 105.9 radio personalities
  • Lunch provided by Runza
  • Chance for all presenting donors to win tickets to Stir Concert Cove
  • Free ticket for all presenting donors for the June 2 Council Bluffs Express football game
  • 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

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 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 more than 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

 

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