Actors Theatre and the Red Cross are out for blood

September 24, 2014
 

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2014) — Join Actors Theatre and the American Red Cross on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. downtown on Fourth Street Live! for a blood drive you can really sink your teeth into.

 Everyone who attempts to give will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to an upcoming performance of Fifth Third Bank’s “Dracula”. Presenting donors will also receive a coupon for a free haircut from Sport Clips. Help save lives and keep the world’s most famous vampire satisfied by making an appointment to give blood today.

Actors Theatre Dracula Blood Drive

Thursday, Sept. 25

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

401 S. Fourth St.

In front of the Fifth Third Bank building

 

Lite 106.9 will be broadcasting live during the blood drive and will also offer some fun giveaways!

The need for blood is constant. Did you know the Red Cross collects and distributes more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply each year and that hospital patients need about 44,000 units of blood each day? Giving blood is an easy way to impact the community and make an impact in someone’s life. Just one blood donation can help save up to three lives.

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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.

 

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