STROUDSBURG, PA — The Pocono community is invited to help the American Red Cross recover from an emergency blood shortage by giving blood Saturday, Aug. 3 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ray Price Auto Park Route 33 Ford Showroom, located at 6320 Route 209, Stroudsburg.
The blood drive will be held in conjunction with Ford’s “Drive 4 UR Community” event, during which the Ford Motor Company will donate $20 up to $6,000 to the Red Cross for every person who test drives a new Ford vehicle*. The funds will benefit Red Cross disaster relief efforts in the Pocono Mountains, which helps families prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, both big and small.
The Ray Price Auto Park blood drive comes as the Red Cross faces an emergency need for blood donors to give now to help avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients this summer. Right now, blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. More donations are immediately needed to help replenish the blood supply.
In thanks, all those who come to donate blood or platelets July 29-Aug. 29 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)
Blood donation appointments are strongly encouraged; walk-in donors will be accommodated as time/space allow. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code Ray Price or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
Appointments are not required to participate in Ford’s “Drive 4 UR Community” event. Blood donors who wish to participate in a test drive should do so before donating.
Drive 4 UR Community, designed to help raise much-needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations, is very similar in concept to Ford’s successful Drive 4 UR School initiative. To date, Ford Dealerships across the United States have helped raise more than $40 million for local schools and nonprofits, thanks to their hard work and the Drive 4 UR School and Drive 4 UR Community programs.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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 must meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can 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, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
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.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and delivers leadership in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WITH A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE AND VALID AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE. Donation of $20 per valid test- drive, up to 300 total test-drives, for a maximum total donation of $6,000 per event. Limit one (1) donation per person and one (1) donation per household.