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Palace of Auburn Hills hosts 10th annual blood drive

Southeastern Michigan

August 25, 2011
 

NEWS RELEASE

Palace of Auburn Hills Sponsors American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9-11Events

 

Media Contacts: Bridget Tuohey, 313-576-4184   (Red Cross)                                   

                             Martha Roemer Kurtz, 313-494-2745 (Red Cross)                         

                            Jeff Corey, 248-377-8204 (Palace) 

Palace Sports and Entertainment (PS&E) and the American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region are joining forces for the 10th annual Palace Blood Drive slated for Thursday, September 8, 2011, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Palace of Auburn Hills. 

Once again the morning crew from WOMC radio will broadcast live at the Palace Blood Drive from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

The Palace Blood Drive was organized in 2002 as a way for individuals to commemorate Patriot Day, the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks and, at the same time, give the community an opportunity to help save lives by building the blood supply in Southeastern Michigan.

Those who come to donate will receive special thank you gifts including Detroit Pistons memorabilia (while supplies last).

Advance appointments are suggested.  Donors with appointments will be given first priority, and the wait time for those who do not have appointments could be quite lengthy.  Go to redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code palace to make an appointment.

“We are happy to make our venue available for the 10th consecutive year for such a worthwhile community activity,” said Platinum Equity Partner Bob Wentworth. “Providing the gift of life is a great way to commemorate one of our of nation’s darkest days.”

“This partnership between the Palace and the Red Cross is very important for our community,” said Southeastern Michigan Region Red Cross Blood Services CEO Diane E. Ward.  “Many lives have been saved thanks to efforts of everyone who supports this blood drive. Right now we have an urgent need for donors to help us build and maintain a strong blood supply. The Palace Blood Drive provides an excellent opportunity for everyone in Southeastern Michigan to step up and help.”