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Let the good times roll and be a lifesaver Aug. 6

Midwest

July 28, 2014
 
OMAHA, Neb. — Just like timeless music of the 60s, 70s and 80s, saving lives never goes out of style.
 
The American Red Cross and Classic Hits 98.9 KKPR invite Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings and Holdrege residents to let the good times roll and be a lifesaver at the fifth annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 6.
 
All presenting donors at the Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive will receive a commemorative T-shirt and can enjoy music courtesy of Classic Hits 98.9 KKPR. Special refreshments will be served.
 
Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive:
Aug. 6 from noon to 6 p.m. at the YWCA, 211 E. Fonner Park Rd., Grand Island
Aug. 6 from noon to 6 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 520 W. 48th St., Kearney
Aug. 6 from noon to 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 621 N. Lincoln Ave., Hastings
Aug. 6 from noon to 6 p.m. at Agriculture Center, 1302 Second St., Holdrege
 
To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code RNR2014.
 
The Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive comes at an important time for the Red Cross. To prevent an emergency shortage and ensure an adequate blood supply for patients all summer, donors of all blood types are needed on Aug. 6, especially O negative, A negative and B negative. Eligible donors are encouraged to make an appointment to donate, but walk-ins are also welcome.
 
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.