Nashville Predators Host Red Cross Blood Drive
Give Blood Play Hockey T-shirts for all Blood Drive Participants
(Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 19, 2011)
The Nashville Predators are out for blood, but not from another NHL team. The Nashville Predators are sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive and encouraging their fans to donate.
The average adult body contains 10-12 pints of blood, so you can spare a pint. Plus, just one pint of blood can help save the lives of up to three people. Show your team spirit and share a pint with an area hospital patient in need of blood.
You are invited to give blood at the Nashville Predators blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena located at 501 Broadway in Nashville.
Walk-in blood donors are welcome. You may also schedule your donation appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or logging on to redcrossblood.org and entering sponsor code: Preds19.
Stay to see the Predators take on the Winnipeg Jets by logging onto www.nashvillepredators.com/freeticket. Under question #3, type in American Red Cross to ensure you get tickets to the Sept. 24 game.
Anyone who presents to donate blood at the Nashville Predators blood drive receives a Give Blood Play Hockey T-shirt, while supplies last.
Plus, present to donate blood at any Red Cross blood drive or blood donor center Saturday, Sept. 17 – Friday, Sept. 30 and you are automatically entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card.
How to Donate Blood:
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information or to make an 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 18 and younger.
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 redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.