ATLANTA (June 19, 2018) – The Atlanta United FC is teaming up with the American Red Cross to help answer the call for blood donations and fill the missing types. The community is invited to give blood Friday, June. 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 AMB Drive NW Atlanta, Ga. 30313. Presenting donors will receive two tickets to a regular season United game, while supplies last.
This blood drive comes as the Red Cross is urging individuals to help ensure blood is never missing from hospital shelves by donating blood and platelets through the Missing Types campaign. The goal of Missing Types is to inspire new blood donors and those who haven’t given in a while to give this summer and become a regular blood donor for patients in need in the years to come. For the past four years, new Red Cross blood donors have declined by about 80,000 each year. More blood donors are needed now to fill the gaps. Blood products are being distributed to hospitals as fast as donations are coming in, and eligible donors are urged to give now.