Consider Giving Blood Before Your Holiday Cookout
Red Cross Blood Donation Centers Open Memorial Day
(Nashville, Tenn., May 26, 2011)
Looking for something to do on Memorial Day? Consider giving a lifesaving blood donation.
American Red Cross blood donation centers in the Tennessee Valley Region are open early morning hours on Memorial Day. That way, you can donate blood and then head off to your Memorial Day celebrations.
Donor turnout is often low on holidays, but the need for blood is constant. You can help maintain a stable blood supply for area hospital patients by donating blood this Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.
- The Bowling Green Donor Center located at 430 Center Street is open 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
- The Clarksville Donor Center located at 1760 Madison St. is open 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
- The Crossville Donor Center located at 11 E. First St. is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- The Murfreesboro Donor Center located at 501 Memorial Blvd. is open 7 a.m. to 12 noon.
- The Nashville Donor Center located at 2201 Charlotte Ave. is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- The Paducah Donor Center located at 4635 Falconcrest Drive is 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
All presenting blood donors are automatically entered into a sweepstakes drawing for the following Music City getaway:
An expense paid trip for two to Nashville, Tenn. for a two night stay at Gaylord’s Opryland Hotel, two VIP passes to the Grand Ole Opry, a backstage tour at the Opry House (based on availability at time of travel) and one $300 Visa Gift 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.