WNWO Holiday Blood Drive
Western Lake Erie
WNWO Teams up with the American Red Cross
7th Annual Holiday Blood Drive
Toledo’s WNWO is teaming up with the American Red Cross Blood Services during the holiday season. WNWO will be hosting their 7th Annual Holiday Blood Drive, December 20, 2013 from 7am-7pm at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons in Perrysburg, located at 6165 Levis Commons Blvd.
Everyone who comes to donate blood will receive a poinsettia curtsey of Hoen’s Garden Center and Landscaping.
You can also enter to win a variety of great prizes and enjoy great food from area restaurants!
“We’re inviting community members to set aside a little bit of time to give the gift of life during the holidays,” said Tiffany Gradel, Spokesperson for the Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross. “Every day, people need blood products for the care and treatment of serious diseases, trauma and accidents. That need doesn’t go away with the season. In fact, it sometimes increases.”
Between busy schedules and unpredictable weather the Red Cross can experience a decrease in donations during the holiday season.
More than 39,000 pints of blood are needed daily in the United States. Donations of all blood types are needed, but type O negative is in high demand since it can be transfused to people with other blood types.
“We are very excited about working with the Red Cross again this holiday season! We know how important it is to keep blood levels up and the best way for us to help is by hosting a blood drive. We are inviting everyone to make giving blood one of their special holiday gifts this year!” says Rich Stewert, Media Operations Manager at WNWO.
Call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule a blood donation appointment. Remember your one blood donation can save up to three lives! Also you can visit redcrossblood and enter sponsor code: WNWO to make your appointment.