NORFOLK, Va., (Feb 25, 2019) - The American Red Cross and Hampton Roads Harley Davidson are teaming up to host the annual Harley Davidson blood drive on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Harley Davidson in Yorktown, Va. For over two decades, Hampton Roads Harley Davidson has hosted a Red Cross blood drive, helping to collect thousands of lifesaving blood products for hospital patients in critical need. Eligible donors are invited to join this annual tradition of helping to save lives. All presenting donors will receive a T-shirt and a $20 Harley-Davidson store gift card!* Donors will also be treated to grilled food, snacks and beverages.
“We’re thankful for our partnership with Hampton Roads Harley Davidson who use their platform to engage the community to donate lifesaving blood. They’ve helped to collect roughly 6,000 units,” said Bernadette Jay, external communications manager, Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region. “Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. It may be used to help save the life of a premature infant, a grandparent battling cancer, a teenager with sickle cell anemia or someone else in this community,”
The Hampton Roads Harley Davidson blood drive will take place at the Harley Davidson Showroom at 6450 George Washington Memorial Highway in Yorktown, Va. March is Red Cross Month and this drive is a great way to celebrate with two organizations who are joining forces to help save lives.
Donate blood at the 24th annual
Hampton Roads Harley Davidson blood drive
Saturday, March 23, 2019
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Harley Davidson Showroom
6450 George Washington Memorial Highway
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 use sponsor code: HDYorktown. 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 have to 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.
*Offers and items are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Items are available while supplies last.