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Help save lives and enjoy a Nashville Predators game

Tennessee Valley

August 5, 2014
 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 5, 2014) — The Nashville Predators are partnering with the American Red Cross to encourage more donations and prevent a looming blood shortage.

Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks.

To say thank you to all those who attempt to donate blood or platelets, the Red Cross and Nashville Predators are giving away a voucher for two free 2014 Predators preseason tickets to anyone who attempts to donate at the American Red Cross Nashville Blood Donation Center, located at 2201 Charlotte Ave., throughout August, or while supplies last.

Donate whole blood at the American Red Cross Nashville Blood Donation Center, 2201 Charlotte Ave., during the following times:

  • Monday – Thursday – 9:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • Friday – 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Saturday – 7:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Donate platelets at the Nashville Apheresis (Platelet Donation) Center, 2201 Charlotte Ave.

By appointment only, 615-346-7866.

 How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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