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'Girls Save Lives' With Red Cross Blood Drives

Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region

March 30, 2011
 

Girl Scouts Join Together for Red Cross Blood Drives

The American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington Council, Inc. are teaming up for several Girls Save Lives Blood Drives around the Pacific Northwest. These blood drive events are taking place in Oregon in Portland, Medford, Salem and Vancouver, Washington.

Girl Scouts who participate in the blood drive can earn a special patch and help save a life by bringing an adult who is eligible to donate blood and has scheduled an appointment.

“Girls Save Lives” Blood Drive Locations:

  • MEDFORD, OR 
    Friday, 4/1/2011 - 2 pm to 7 pm
    Girl Scouts Service Center auditorium at 2001 N. Keene Way, Medford
  • SALEM, OR 
    Saturday, 4/2/2011 - 9 am to 1 pm
    American Red Cross Salem Donor Center at 475 Cottage St. N.E., Suite 110, Salem
  • PORTLAND, OR
    Saturday, 4/9/2011 - 7:30 am to 1 pm
    American Red Cross Portland Donor Center at 3131 N. Vancouver Avenue, Portland
  • VANCOUVER, WA
    Saturday, 5/7/2011 - 7:30 am to 1 pm
    American Red Cross Clark County Donor Center at 5109 NE 82nd Avenue, Vancouver

For those interested in the blood drive event, here’s how it works:

  1. Call 1-800 RED CROSS to register your donors for a “Girls Save Lives” blood drive in your area.
    Be sure to identify that you are attending the Girl Scout drive and the specified location.
  2. Girl Scouts bring their donors to the blood drive location at their scheduled donation time.
  3. While donors are giving blood, Girl Scouts can participate in fun activities and learn about blood donation.
    They will receive their patch at the end of their donor’s blood donation process.

Blood donors must be at least 16 years old (16 year-olds require a signed American Red Cross parental consent form) and meet minimum height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The Red Cross provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply (collecting more than six million units a year from volunteer donors) to patients in 3,000 hospitals around the country through its national network. Founded in 1949, the Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region strives to collect nearly 5,000 donations weekly to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients, and other ill or injured people who need transfusions. It serves more than 80 hospitals in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule a blood donation or to sponsor a blood drive.

About Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Our council serves 18, 791 girls in 37 counties with the help of over 11,000 volunteers. The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Every opportunity in Girl Scouting develops these essential skills in an all-girl, inclusive, safe environment. Our success is demonstrated by the fact that Girl Scout alumnae make up 80 percent of female executives and business owners, and two-thirds of women serving in the U.S. Congress. Girl Scouts will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012. For more information, please visit girlscoutsosw.org.