Score big and save lives with the Nashville Predators and the American Red Cross
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2014) — Join the Nashville Predators and the American Red Cross on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Bridgestone Arena from noon to 8p.m. Show your support by donating blood to help area hospital patients in need and then stay and root on the Predators as they take on the Florida Panthers in a pre-season double header.
Everyone who attempts to give blood will get a ticket to access both pre-season games the same day as the drive (3p.m. and 7p.m., Sept. 27) and a Red Cross/Predators T-shirt, while supplies last.
“The Nashville Predators have hosted a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross for several years now and it continues to be a fantastic way for fans to give back to the community before they go take in the Preds game that day,” Predators Director of Community Relations Rebecca King said. “It’s great to partner with the Red Cross and we’re looking forward to seeing lots of Preds fans out participating in the blood drive and helping save lives.”
Nashville Predators blood drive
noon to 8p.m.
Use sponsor code Preds 19 when scheduling an appointment
Watch the Predators mascot, Gnash roll up a sleeve to help save lives in this video. If he can make time to give, so can you! http://bit.ly/1oxhAoI
The need for blood is constant. Did you know the Red Cross collects and distributes more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply each year and that hospital patients need about 44,000 units of blood each day? Giving blood is an easy way to impact the community and make an impact in someone’s life. Just one blood donation can help save up to three lives.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 Tennessee), 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.