“Blues in the Blood” Drive Brings in 92 Units of Blood
Thank You to 92Q Nashville’s Big Station for Sponsoring the Event
(Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 28, 2011)
The American Red Cross and 92Q Nashville’s Big Station teamed up for the “Blues in the Blood” drive on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Nashville Donor Center.
The first 92 people who presented to donate blood received a free ticket to the Nashville Blues Festival, courtesy of 92Q. As a result, the Red Cross collected 92 productive units of blood.
Since each blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives, this blood drive could benefit as many as 276 hospital patients.
This is the second year in a row 92Q and the Red Cross partnered for the “Blues in the Blood” drive. Thank you to everyone who participated.
How to Donate Blood:
Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.orgfor more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.orgor join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
Photo 2: Delia Mojica, of Nashville, donates a unit of blood at the “Blues in the Blood” drive.