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Fans Encouraged to Give Blood During Day Long Blood Drive at Wells Fargo Center

Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region

February 11, 2011
 

COMCAST-SPECTACOR AND AMERICAN RED CROSS TO AWARD ALL DONORS
WITH CHOICE OF JERSEY-STYLE T-SHIRT FROM FLYERS VAN RIEMSDYK OR SIXERS WILLIAMS

Philadelphia - Philadelphia sports fans say they bleed the color of their favorite team. Now fans can prove it by donating blood at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, January 16 from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. during a day-long blood drive. All presenting blood donors will receive a jersey-style T-shirt of their choice from either Philadelphia Flyers Forward James van Riemsdyk or Philadelphia 76ers Forward Lou Williams.

"The American Red Cross continues to do great things not just here in the Greater Philadelphia Region, but around the world. They are a tremendous partner to Comcast-Spectacor and we are encouraging our fans to join us for a day-long blood drive at the Wells Fargo Center and help the American Red Cross," said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko.

"We thank Comcast-Spectacor for helping to save lives in the community, and hope to turn many fans into life-saving blood donors," said Brigid O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Region. "The upcoming blood drive (January 16) is vitally important to build a supply of blood that will help safeguard against a winter blood shortage."

Fans are asked to kindly make an appointment in advance by visiting redcrossblood.org/Flyers-Sixers or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

In addition to the jersey style T-shirts, one randomly selected donor will receive a Flyers Ultimate Fan Experience and an additional randomly selected donor will receive a 76ers Ultimate Fan Experience.  Each experience includes game tickets and a meet & greet with either van Riemsdyk (Flyers) or Williams (Sixers).

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in PA and NJ), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.