Free T-shirt and game tickets for all pre-registered presenting donors
NASHVILLE (Sept. 21, 2016) – The American Red Cross and the Nashville Predators are teaming up to encourage individuals to roll up a sleeve to help patients in need by donating blood. The Eighth Annual Nashville Predators blood drive will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway.
“The need for blood is constant and as an organization the Nashville Predators want to do our part to help fulfill that need,” Senior Director of Community Relations Rebecca King said. “During preseason our fans are excited to get back to Bridgestone Arena to watch hockey games and we leverage this excitement by hosting a blood drive. Partnering with Red Cross allows us to give back directly to our Nashville community by increasing supplies at local blood banks.”
All pre-registered presenting donors will receive a free commemorative T-shirt and two free tickets to the Oct. 4 preseason game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, while supplies last.
“The Red Cross appreciates the Predators continued support of our mission to help save lives,” said Mario Sedlock, director of donor recruitment, Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region. “We rely on the generosity of volunteer donors and this is a great opportunity to support both our community and home team.”
How to donate blood
To schedule an appointment, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: PREDS19 or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins are welcome.
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 (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 Nashville Predators Foundation
The Nashville Predators recognize they play an important role in the community beyond what takes place on the ice. Established in September 1998, the Predators Foundation strives to meet the educational, social, health and cultural needs of the community by offering unique resources and financial support to local youth-oriented organizations, awarding more than $5 million to the greater Nashville community. Between grants and other charitable donations, such as player ticket programs and fund-raising efforts, the Foundation donated nearly $1 million in cash to community organizations during the 2015-16 season. To learn more, visit www.nashvillepredators.com/foundation.
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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.