—The American Red Cross and 102.9 WMGK are teaming up for their sixth annual “Rock N’ Roll Up Your Sleeve” blood drive on Sunday, July 9 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., Philadelphia. Visit redcrossblood.org/WMGK2017
All presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt plus one free lawn ticket to see Foreigner and Cheap Trick in concert on July 13 at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet WMGK DJs and staff throughout the day. Free event parking is available at 1025 N. Front St., Philadelphia.
Over the past five years of partnership with WMGK, the Red Cross has collected over 1,200 pints of blood, with more than 300 presenting donors expected to attend the July 9 drive in Philadelphia.
“This drive is so important in helping us maintain an adequate blood supply during the summer—a time when blood donations historically decrease because of vacations and schools being out of session,” said Alana Mauger, external communications manager for the Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region. “The demand for blood doesn’t take a vacation. Our region must collect approximately 1,000 units of blood and platelets daily to meet patient need regardless of the season.”
Blood cannot be manufactured. Healthy, volunteer blood donors are the only source of blood and platelets for those in need of transfusions. Volunteer blood donors of all types—particularly O negative, A negative and B negative are needed to help maintain a stable blood supply this summer.
Appointments for the “Rock N’ Roll Up Your Sleeve” blood drive are required and can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting redcrossblood.org
and using sponsor code WMGK. To learn more about the drive, visit redcrossblood.org/WMGK2017
Donate Blood at the Sixth Annual ‘Rock N’ Roll Up Your Sleeve’ Blood Drive
The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., Philadelphia
Sunday, July 9, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sponsor code: WMGK
How to donate blood
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 Pennsylvania and New Jersey), 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, from a home or work computer 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross