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Heroes Blood Drive

River Valley

May 13, 2013
 

Become a Red Cross Hero. On Monday, May 20, blood donors are asked to help save lives by donating blood at the Heroes Blood Drive. The Red Cross hopes to collect more than 100 pints of blood at this drive. That blood will help meet the needs of 19 local hospitals and could also help those traveling outside the community for medical care.

Heroes Blood Drive

Monday, May 20, 2013

10am – 6pm

American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana

29 S. Stockwell Road, Evansville

“By donating blood at the Heroes Blood Drive, you can help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now,” said Amy Canterbury, Regional CEO, American Red Cross. “We want to encourage all eligible blood donors in the area to schedule their appointments.”

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go online to redcrossblood.org to schedule a blood donation appointment and for more information.

“Currently, all blood types are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative blood,” added Canterbury.

All presenting donors at the Heroes Blood Drive will receive a free t-shirt, a meal and cupcakes from Pacetry.

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 Indiana), 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.  

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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.