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Omaha and Council Bluffs Blood Donors Asked to ‘Rock ‘N Roll Up Their Sleeves’ to Boost the Blood Supply

Midwest

August 23, 2012
 

OMAHA, Neb. – American Red Cross blood donors rock! Whether you’re a fan of Bill Haley and His Comets, the Rolling Stones or Bon Jovi, the Red Cross and Superhits 99.9 KGOR and WOWT Channel 6 invite you to Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve and give blood on August 27 in Omaha or Council Bluffs. 

Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drives
  • Monday, August 27 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    American Red Cross Heartland Chapter, 2912 S. 80th Ave., Omaha

  • Monday, August 27 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    American Red Cross Loess Hill Donation Center, 705 N. 16th St., Council Bluffs

All presenting donors at the Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drives will enjoy music courtesy of Superhits 99.9 and receive a free t-shirt.

Let the good times roll and be a lifesaver this summer. Currently, eligible donors of all blood types are needed for the Red Cross to readily meet hospital and patient needs. Eligible donors with the most in-demand and often short supply blood types – O negative, O positive, A negative and B negative – are especially encouraged to give. Donors who gave blood at the start of summer may now be eligible to donate again as summer comes to a close.

Shake, rattle and roll into these special blood drives! To make an appointment, call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit 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 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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