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“Rise Up & Give Blood” with the Atlanta Falcons and the American Red Cross

Southern Blood Services Region

August 11, 2014

The fifth annual Atlanta Falcons “Rise Up & Give Blood” summer blood drive will be held on Monday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Georgia Dome.

All presenting donors will receive two tickets to the Aug. 23 pre-season game against the Tennessee Titans (while supplies last) and a chance to win autographed football memorabilia or two regular season game tickets. Free parking will be available the day of the blood drive in the Red Parking Deck off Mangum Street. Donors should enter the Dome through Gate C.  

"We’re once again excited to partner with the American Red Cross to help emphasize the need for blood donations during what is traditionally a slow time of year,” said Kendyl Moss, vice president of community relations for the Atlanta Falcons. “We recognize the tremendous need and are thrilled to host this blood drive at the Georgia Dome.”

The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region provides blood to 100 hospitals. Approximately 1,200 people must give blood and platelets each weekday to meet the needs of patients being treated for cancer, sickle cell disease, blood disorders and other illnesses, as well as accident and trauma victims.

“The Red Cross appreciates the Falcons continued support of our mission to help save lives,” said Jerry J.K. Tillery, CEO for the Red Cross Alabama and Central Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico and Southern Blood Services Regions. “We rely on the generosity of volunteers and this is a great opportunity for donors to support our community and home team.”

To schedule an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code ATLANTAFALCONS or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2627). For more information about the Falcons, visit  

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.