It’s not too late for University of Kentucky and University of Louisville fans to support their favorite team and help save lives this summer! Fans of both schools are invited to the annual Holiday Hero UK & UofL Governor’s Cup Blood Drive on September 2 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Noon to 7 p.m.
Crowne Plaza – Crowne Ballroom A
830 Phillips Lane
Louisville, Ky. 40209
All presenting donors at this special drive will receive a chance to win two tickets to the September 4 Governor’s Cup football game, a chance to win limited edition school posters, a special edition Governor’s Cup t-shirt, a voucher for a free pint of Graeter’s Ice Cream in a “pint for a pint” promotion and a Stoker’s Broaster chicken dinner during the drive!
In addition, presenting blood donors at the Holiday Hero UK & UofL Governor’s Cup Blood Drive will have a chance to win a 2010 Ford Focus in the “FOCUS on Saving Lives This Summer” promotion. From June 1 to September 7, 2010 presenting donors who are at least 18 years old and who live in or present to donate in the River Valley Blood Services Region will be entered for a chance to win a 2010 Ford Focus. One lucky winner will drive home in the car and two semi-finalists will each take home a $500 gas card. (Mail-in entries will be available for people who are unable to donate but would still like a chance to win the grand prize.)
Make your Holiday Hero blood donation appointment today! Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.
Currently, all blood types are needed to help maintain a sufficient supply for patients in need. Donors with type O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to schedule appointments to help boost supply. Double red cell donation opportunities will be available at the Holiday Hero drive. Donors who meet the eligibility requirements can consider doubling the difference they make with a double red cell donation!
How to Donate Blood
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.