Pump up the blood supply at the Let It Bleed Blood Drive
August 14, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — It’s the blood drive with a rock concert attitude, and it comes at a time when the American Red Cross urgently needs donors to turn up the volume.
Right now, blood products are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as donations are coming in. The Let It Bleed Blood Drive on Aug. 22 has the potential to make a significant impact as it has become the Metro’s biggest summer blood drive. In three years, this annual drive has collected more than 1,000 pints of blood, helping to save the lives of as many as 3,000 hospital patients.
For its fourth year, this summer blood drive with Z-92, CD 105.9 and KMTV Action 3 News has a new name and a new look, but the purpose and atmosphere remain the same. Donors will get to enjoy live music, concert footage and free childcare in both the Omaha and Council Bluffs locations. All presenting donors will walk away with a T-shirt that fits in with any concert tour collection, and complimentary refreshments provided by Runza.
Let It Bleed Blood Drive:
Aug. 22 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Marriott Regency, 10220 Regency Circle, Omaha
Aug. 22 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs
Answer the urgent call for donors by making an appointment for the Let It Bleed Blood Drive today. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 0091620 for Omaha or 0092393 for Council Bluffs.
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.