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MLB outfielder Nelson Cruz vists Iglesia Adventista blood drive

Southwest

July 3, 2013
 

Historically, during the summer months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each American Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. But, this seasonal challenge can be overcome two generous donors at a time, at every blood drive, every day.

Locally, MLB Outfielder Nelson Cruz is helping to raise the awareness of the need for blood this summer. He will be attending a blood drive at Iglesia Adventista Church to personally thank donors for rolling up their sleeves and helping to save a life.

Iglesia Adventista blood drive

Sat., July 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

7927 Rosemont Road, Dallas, Texas

All presenting donors at the Iglesia Adventista blood drive will receive an autographed Nelson Cruz photo.

To support summer holiday donations, all donors who present to between July 1 and July 15 will also be entered for a chance to win a $3000 American Express gift card.

Donors of all blood types – especially O negative, A negative and B negative – are urged to schedule an appointment to donate blood now to help avert a summer shortage.

How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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 @RedCrossBloodSW.

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