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Fulton’s ‘Manor Mania’ Blood Drive enters second year

Missouri-Illinois

June 17, 2013
 

Presbyterian Manor, Fulton Nursing engage in friendly competition

 

FULTON, Mo. (June 17, 2013) – For the second consecutive year, Presbyterian Manor of Fulton and the Fulton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are joining the American Red Cross to host ‘Manor Mania’, a friendly competition to see which of the two nursing facilities can recruit the most presenting blood donors to their respective blood drives on July 1.

 

The goal of the summer blood drives is to help the Red Cross keep blood supplies stable during a time of year when it’s difficult to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. Fulton Nursing and Rehab won the competition last year.

 

“The Red Cross is excited to partner again with these two wonderful local organizations,” said Amanda Schlottach, donor recruitment representative, American Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “Regardless of which one wins, the real winners are the patients who may get the potentially lifesaving blood they need.” 

 

Manor Mania Blood Drive

July 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Presbyterian Manor of Fulton

811 Center Street in Fulton Mo.

 

July 1 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Fulton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

1510 Bluff Street in Fulton, Mo.

 

As part of the Red Cross Summer of Stories Independence Day promotion, everyone who presents to donate blood at any Red Cross blood drive July 1-15 will be entered to win one of five $3,000 American Express gift cards. Each blood donation can help save the life of someone in need, giving them a chance to create their own summer of stories.

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 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 @RedCrossBldMOIL.