Girls Night Out Blood Drive Coming to Murfreesboro
You Are Invited to Give Blood on Tuesday, July 19
(Nashville, Tenn., July 7, 2011)
Looking for a unique way to spend a night out on the town? Consider giving blood with the American Red Cross. Whether you’re a guy or a gal, your blood donation is needed to help treat area hospital patients.
While all blood types are needed during the critical summer months, type O negative is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations. Type O negative donors can make the difference between an adequate blood supply and a summer shortage.
You are invited to give blood at the Girls Night Out blood drive on Tuesday, July 19, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church located at 265 W. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro. To schedule your blood donation appointment, log on to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: GNOMboro. Walk-in donors are also welcome.
As an extra incentive this summer, anyone who presents to donate blood with the Red Cross between July 1 and Sept. 5 is automatically entered into a drawing for a $250 gas card. On Labor Day weekend, anyone presenting to donate Friday through Monday is automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gas card.
Plus, anyone who presents to donate blood Wednesday, May 25 through Wednesday, Sept. 14 is automatically entered into the Red Cross Racing “Summer Drive Sweepstakes” to win a brand new 2012 red candy metallic Ford Fiesta SE, courtesy of Ford Motor Company. One winner is selected by random drawing on Monday, Sept. 19. For more information, or to schedule your summer blood donation appointment, please visit redcrossracing.com or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
How to Donate Blood:
Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to 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 redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.