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Red Cross Invites The Bulldog Nation to Participate in World Record Attempt

Southern Blood Services Region

April 2, 2010
 

ATHENS, Ga. - On Monday, April 5, 2010, the American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region will attempt to break the world record of having the most people, wearing red, in the shape of a blood drop by forming “The Bulldog Nation Blood Drop.” The current record stands at 800 people.

This event has been planned to raise awareness of the constant need for blood. Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Countless patients depend on the generous donations of dedicated blood and platelet donors to receive lifesaving transfusions each day. There is no substitute for blood, and volunteer donors are the only source. The American Red Cross works every day to collect blood needed for patients nationwide.

Most healthy people age 17 or older, who weigh at least 110 pounds, can donate blood every 56 days or platelets every two weeks, up to 24 times each year. To find out more about donating blood, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or log on to www.redcrossblood.org.

WHAT:
The Bulldog Nation Blood Drop world-record attempt

WHERE:
Football Practice Field near Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall
University of Georgia campus
Athens, Georgia

WHEN:
Monday, April 5, 2010
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (photo will be taken at 5 p.m.)

DETAILS:
“The Bulldog Nation Blood Drop” world record attempt is open to the public. Participants are asked to wear red to the event. Commemorative t-shirts and concessions will be available for all who participate.

CONTACT:
Cameron Banks
banksca@usa.redcross.org