The Bachelor Gives Back

Make a Donation Appointment at one of the Bachelor themed blood drives today!

ABC's new season of The Bachelor is partnering with the American Red Cross

In conjunction with the new season of ABC's "The Bachelor," the American Red Cross is joining forces with the show to remind everyone about the importance of donating blood.

This season's Bachelor, Brad Womack, along with several former Bachelors and Bachelorettes will be visiting select blood drives in Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia and Chicago during the month of January, National Blood Donor Month. The talent will be on site to thank blood donors for their generosity and to encourage individuals to donate blood through the American Red Cross to help save lives.

The Bachelor for 2011 - Brad WomackThe initiative will run throughout the month of January. ABC's "The Bachelor" premiered on January 3 and the episode featuring blood donations will air on Monday, January 10, at 8:00 pm ET.

"I'm a proud blood donor myself," said Womack. "Working with the Red Cross on this lifesaving initiative provides me with the opportunity to talk about the vital need for blood donations, especially during the winter months. Giving blood is easy to do and helps save lives."

"This partnership with ABC's 'The Bachelor' offers the Red Cross a unique opportunity to engage blood donors," said Stephanie Millian, spokesperson for the American Red Cross. "Patients undergoing treatment for various illnesses and injuries depend on blood being available when they need it and ‘The Bachelor' is helping to raise awareness of this need."

Make a blood donation appointment at one of the upcoming Bachelor themed drives below.

January 8th from 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Site: Woodland Hills Blood Donation Center
6338 Variel Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
January 15  from 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Site: Philadelphia Blood Donation Center WB
700 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
January 22  from Noon - 4:00 PM
Site: Doubletree Hotel- Phi Gamma Delta
1981 North Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080
January 24  from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Site: Loyola University Coffey Hall
1000 W. Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60626
January 24  from Noon - 6:00 PM
Site: Loyola University Corboy Law Center, Kasbeer Hall
25 East Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611

About "The Bachelor":

In the hit primetime reality series The Bachelor, one lucky man is offered the chance to find true love. The single and eligible Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know a bevy of beautiful bachelorettes, gradually narrowing the field to the one woman to whom he may propose marriage in the dramatic season finale. Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.

download pdfDownload the full Press Release here.