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Paula Deen Enterprises Sponsors Fifth Blood Drive with the American Red Cross

Southern Blood Services Region

May 28, 2013
 

Paula Deen and her family are sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, June 14, 2013 in Savannah.  As long-time supporters of the Red Cross, the Deen family has donated blood and know the hard work that the Red Cross accomplishes with their blood donation drives, and ask their fans to help save lives.

This is the fifth blood drive Paula Deen Enterprises has sponsored with the Red Cross.  Participants can donate at The Lady and Sons restaurant or Uncle Bubba's Oyster House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  All presenting donors will receive a limited edition apron, autographed by Paula Deen; a $40 gift card to be redeemed at The Lady & Sons restaurant, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House or Paula Deen’s Retail Store (must be used by June 16, 2013); and The Lady & Sons signature Gooey Butter Cakes in the refreshment area. 

“I have donated blood since 1985 and encourage others to support the Red Cross mission of helping to save lives,” said Jamie Deen.  “The day of our blood drive is also World Blood Donor Day, and you can celebrate it by donating and making a difference in our community.”  

Approximately 1,200 blood donations are needed daily in the Southern Blood Services Region to maintain an adequate supply for more than 120 local hospitals.  Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors age 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, click here call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged.   

How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or click here 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.