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Do you have "Blues in the Blood?"

Tennessee Valley

February 15, 2011
 

92Q and the American Red Cross Hope You Have

“Blues in the Blood”

Donate Blood on Feb. 26 and Receive a FREE Ticket to the Nashville Blues Festival

 

 

(Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 15, 2011)

 

The American Red Cross is partnering with 92Q, Nashville’s Big Station, to help boost blood donations through the “Blues in the Blood” blood drive on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Nashville Donor Center located at 2201 Charlotte Ave.  The first 92 presenting blood donors receive a FREE ticket to the Nashville Blues Festival in March. 

 

“92Q is extremely proud to help with the ‘Blues in the Blood’ promotion for the second year in a row,” said Shelly Mullins, Marketing Director for Cumulus Nashville.  “The 92Q audience turned out in overwhelming numbers last year, breaking several records and really benefiting the community.  We expect a tremendous response again this year due to the generosity of our 92Q audience,” she explained.  “We are thrilled to be a part of this effort and hope that this drive can help save lives.”

 

While African-Americans comprise 13 percent of the population, they represent less than one percent of eligible blood donors.  African-Americans, and other minority groups, play an important role in blood donation because they carry a high percentage of Type O blood.  Although every blood type is important, Type O donors play a critical role in maintaining the blood supply.

 

Type O+ is the most common blood type.  Thirty-nine percent of the population is Type O+, but only 9 percent is Type O-.  Type O- is often called the “universal donor” because it can be transfused to a person of any blood type in an emergency.

 

No matter what blood type you have, you can help save up to three lives with just one blood donation.  Do you have “Blues in the Blood?”

 

 

 

About 92Q (WRQQ): 

92Q (WQQK) Nashville's Big Stationis located at 10 Music Circle East, Nashville, TN.  92Q is an Urban Adult Contemporary radio station with over 25 years in format targeting Nashville's urban adult audience.  More than just a radio station, 92Q is an integral part of the city and the surrounding communities, touching nearly every age group, social, economic and political sector in Music City.  92Q is part of Cumulus Nashville, a radio conglomerate consisting of five stations:  SuperTalk 99.7 (WTN), 92Q (WQQK), 95.5-FM WSM), Classic 97.1  RQQ and i106 (WNFN).  Cumulus Nashville is a part of Cumulus Media, the second largest radio company in America and the premier local marketing company in 68 cities across the US.  Their radio and digital brands target numerous large and demographically-distinct audiences in each of these markets.  For more information 92Q Nashville’s Big Station, please visit www.92Qnashville.com.  For more information on Cumulus Nashville, log on to www.cumulusradio.com.  For corporate information, please visit www.cumulus.com.

 

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.

 

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