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Bowling Green Area Media Join for Red Cross blood drive

Tennessee Valley

April 25, 2011
 

Bowling Green Media Outlets Sponsor Blood Drive

D93 WDNS, News/Talk WKCT and Bowling Green Daily News Join Forces

 

 

(Nashville, Tenn., April 20, 2011)

 

You listen to them while driving to work and read their stories with your morning cup of coffee.  Now, some of your favorite media outlets are joining forces to sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive.

 

Bowling Green’s classic rock station D93 WDNS, news/talk radio station WKCT and the Bowling Green Daily News encourage you to donate blood. 

 

The average adult body contains 10-12 pints of blood.  The entire whole blood donation process takes just over an hour.  Your body will replace the lost fluid within 24 hours after a blood donation.

 

You are invited to give blood on Tuesday, May 3, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at D93 WDNS located at 804 College St. in Bowling Green.  You must schedule an appointment to donate blood at this drive.  Please call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to redcrossblood.org.

 

All presenting blood donors receive one ticket to Holiday World, while supplies last.

 

Thank you for helping to save up to three lives with just one blood donation.  Blood is a perishable product with a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so it must be replenished constantly—there simply is no substitute.

 

How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.org for 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.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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