LOUISVILLE, Ky.(September 28, 2010) – Get your motors running! The winner of the American Red Cross FOCUS on Saving Lives this Summer promotion will soon be able to head out on the highway in a 2010 Ford Focus!
The American Red Cross River Valley Blood Services Region is partnering with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Light the Night Walk in Louisville, and the grand prize winner will be named shortly before the walk begins.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
**Winner to be named at approximately 6:15 p.m.
129 E. River Rd.
Louisville, Ky. 40202
Thousands entered the contest this summer by presenting to donate blood or platelets. Three names have been drawn. One will win the car and the other two will each take home a $500 gas card. The three finalists are Mary Deutsch and Amanda Norman of Indiana and Paula White of Kentucky. The American Red Cross River Valley Blood Services Region covers northeastern Kentucky, southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.
The American Red Cross and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are two separate organizations with a mission in common – helping save lives. The American Red Cross collects blood and blood products from generous volunteer blood donors to supply hospitals and patients with the blood they need. The mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. To learn more about the Leukemia and Lymphoma “Light the Night Walk” visit lightthenight.org/ky or call (502) 719-0550.
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 permission 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
Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.