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Sporting Kansas City, American Red Cross partner to help save lives

Missouri-Illinois

July 16, 2014
 

Victory Project Blood Drive scheduled July 29 at Sporting Park

 

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (July 16, 2014) — Sporting Kansas City, the Victory Project and the American Red Cross encourage fans to help patients get back in the game by donating blood at the first Victory Project Blood Drive on July 29. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed T-shirt, while supplies last.

 

“To become a hero off the pitch, we all need to do our part to support our community,” said Sporting Kansas City defender Chance Myers. “You can give a patient in need a fighting chance by rolling up your sleeve and giving blood. Join me on July 29 at Sporting Park to contribute to this lifesaving cause.”

 

Victory Project Blood Drive

July 29 from 12 to 7 p.m. in the Boulevard Members Club at Sporting Park

1 Sporting Way in Kansas City

 

Blood donated at the Victory Project Blood Drive can help patients of all ages in need, including cancer patients, accident victims, premature babies and others. The Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. Blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed.

 

To schedule an appointment to give at the Victory Project Blood Drive, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: TheVictoryProject.

 

 

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.