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‘Fright for Life’ Halloween blood drive aims to help save lives

South Carolina Blood Services Region

October 16, 2014
 

 

Media contact: Krystal Overmyer, 803-251-6034, @scredcrossblood               redcrossblood.org

 

 ‘Fright for Life’ Halloween blood drive aims to help save lives

Fox 102.3 encourages blood donations with the American Red Cross, if you dare

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Oct. 16, 2014) — Dracula isn’t the only one who wants your blood this Halloween. The American Red Cross and Fox 102.3 invite generous ghosts, ghouls and goblins to donate if you dare at the “Fright for Life” blood drive.

The Halloween event takes place on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Red Cross Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St.

“Donating blood is so important especially going into the holiday season, and we here at Fox 102.3 and Alpha Media are proud be part of this great Halloween event,” said Fox 102.3 program director Paul Cannell. “Fox 102.3 fans are passionate — about the radio station and about helping the community — and they prove it year after year by rolling up their sleeves and helping save lives. We’re asking everyone who’s donated before to come out again, and we’re asking Fox listeners that have never given blood before to step up and help us help the Red Cross.”

The first 102 presenting donors will receive a “Fright for Life” T-shirt. All presenting donors will enjoy refreshments from McDonald’s and Little Caesars while supplies last. Plus, stop by for giveaways throughout the day from Fox 102.3. Presenting donors will also be eligible for the chance to win a $5,000 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.  

To schedule an appointment, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Fright for Life, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins are welcome. 

“There is never a slow season in the need of blood,” said Ryan Corcoran, community CEO of the South Carolina Blood Services Region. “The need is constant. Thanks to our partner Fox 102.3, we are excited to give donors a memorable Halloween experience that will help save lives.”

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Donors who take about an hour of their day to roll up a sleeve 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.