Blood and platelet donors can enjoy Bob Evans coupon and treats
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — When you come to donate blood this August with the American Red Cross, you can enjoy a sweet summer treat from Bob Evans.
Those who come to give blood with the Red Cross Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region at the Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center from Aug. 1-31 will receive a coupon good for a variety of food or beverage items at Bob Evans. In addition, Bob Evans will provide freshly baked treats to donors at that center each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during August.
“Your blood donation is needed more than you may think,” said Tracy Fox, Market Manager for Red Cross Blood Services. “You could be helping your neighbor, family member or someone you may never know, but you are helping save lives through your blood donation.”
While each person who comes to donate will enjoy one Bob Evans coupon, a blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives. One such life belongs to Tina Mulrooney who required 15 pints of blood after developing a massive hemorrhage following a routine procedure in 2015. Every two seconds in America, people like Tina rely on generously donated blood products to fight cancer, receive surgery, or survive a traumatic injury.
The Red Cross urges the community to donate life at the Fort Wayne Donation Center and enjoy a sweet summer treat from Bob Evans this August by giving blood. The Donation Center is located at 1212 E. California Road in Fort Wayne.
This blood promotion comes at an important time of year. Blood and platelet donations often decline during the summer months when busy summer schedules and vacation plans can cause some donors to be less available to give. Additionally, blood donations at high school and college blood drives, which account for as much as 20 percent of blood donations during the school year, decline when many schools are out of session. But, the need for blood remains constant all summer long.
To learn more about blood donation or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
How to donate blood
For more information and to make an appointment to donate, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors of all blood types are needed. 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.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.