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Holiday Donor Days at the American Red Cross - Give blood today

Tennessee Valley

December 7, 2011
 

Give Your Holiday Blood Donation

It’s Holiday Donor Days at the American Red Cross

 

 

(Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 7, 2011)

 

The American Red Cross is holding Holiday Donor Days through Dec. 17 at the Nashville blood donation center. 

 

It only takes about an hour to donate blood.  In that hour, you can unwrap a lifetime of memories for hospital patients in your community and across the country.  The need for blood is constant and doesn’t pause for the holidays.  By taking time to donate this winter, you can help the Red Cross ensure a stable blood supply for all patients who need blood products.

 

The Nashville Donor Center located at 2201 Charlotte Ave. is open:

  • Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

All presenting blood donors through Dec. 31 receive a holiday inspired long-sleeved shirt.

 

Thank you to our Holiday Donor Days media sponsors:  WTVF NewsChannel 5, WRLT Lightning 100, WKRN News 2, WRVW 107.5 The River, WUBT 101.1 The Beat and WZTV Fox 17.

 

In addition, the Red Cross is proud to present “The Perfect Gift,” a video highlighting the importance of blood donation.  We hope it inspires you this holiday season and beyond.  To view “The Perfect Gift,” log on to redcrossblood.org.

 

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.