Baskin-Robbins invites donors to “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” Wednesday, Aug. 31
PORTLAND, Ore. (Aug. 17, 2016) — Summer may be hot, but blood donors can cool off with a sweet treat when they come out to help save lives. The American Red Cross and Baskin-Robbins invite donors to “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 19510 McLouglin Blvd. in Gladstone.
Hospital patients don’t get a summer vacation from needing blood and platelets. The Baskin-Robbins “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” blood drive aims to mitigate the decline in blood donations that has occurred this summer. The Red Cross has an emergency need for donors to give now because blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. By making a commitment to give blood, donors can help make a lifesaving difference for patients.
Those who come out to donate will receive a coupon for a free pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream, while supplies last, and a $5 Amazon gift card claim code by email.
The Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve in support of the community blood supply and patients in need of blood transfusions.
Blood donation appointments can be scheduled by using the sponsor code IceCream through the Red Cross Blood Donor App, online at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Blood donors also can save time 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 donating blood or platelets
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required when checking 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.
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.