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Red Cross partners with Pacific Rim to encourage blood donations

June 27, 2013

The American Red Cross, together with Pacific Rim, encourage all eligible blood donors to celebrate the release of this summer’s much-anticipated sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim by boosting the blood supply.

From May 24 through July 31, all presenting blood donors are encouraged to visit to enter to win a trip to Hollywood and a VIP Tour for two at Warner Bros. Studios.

The Red Cross has blood donation centers in Oakland, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Newark and San Jose. You can also search for a blood drive near you online.

“They may not outwardly seem as heroic as the robot pilots in Pacific Rim, but when blood donors roll up a sleeve, they help give someone another chance at life,” said Darren Irby, executive director, donor and sponsor marketing for the Red Cross. “To the Red Cross and the patients they help, these donors are a lifesaving force to be reckoned with.”

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How to donate blood

To make an appointment or for more information simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or schedule your appointment online. 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim

Oscar® nominee Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) directed Pacific Rim from a script by Travis Beacham and del Toro, story by Beacham.  The producers are Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Mary Parent, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer.  The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini and Ron Perlman.

Slated for release on July 12, 2013, the film is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.