Blood donations encouraged over the holiday weekend
NASHVILLE, Tenn.(Aug. 19, 2016) — The American Red Cross and Mix 92.9 are teaming up this Labor Day weekend to encourage individuals to help boost the blood supply. Eligible donors are invited to donate blood or platelets at the Mix 92.9 Labor of Love Blood Drive on Friday, Sept. 2. The community is encouraged to roll up a sleeve to help patients in need by donating blood or platelets at the End of Summer Blood Drive Blowout on Monday, August 22 at five area locations.
All presenting donors will receive a Red Cross duffle bag, while supplies last, a $5 Amazon.com gift card claim code, as well as be entered into a drawing to win one pair of free tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, courtesy of Mix 92.9.
“Rolling up a sleeve and helping save lives can be a special way to celebrate the Labor Day holiday this year,” said Mario Sedlock, director of donor recruitment, American Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region. “We greatly appreciate Mix 92.9 for partnering with us, and all those who have made it a priority to give blood this summer.”
In early July, the Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood donors of all types to donate to help avert an emergency situation. While thousands of people from across the country have responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations, a critical blood shortage remains. All eligible donors are encouraged to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer to meet patient needs.
Mix 92.9 Labor of Love Blood Drive
Friday, Sept. 2
American Red Cross Blood Donation Center
2201 Charlotte Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
7 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Bowling Green Holiday Inn Univ. Plaza & Sloan Convention Center
1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green, KY 42103
10:30 am – 4:30 p.m.
Crossville First United Methodist Church
69 Neecham St.
Crossville, TN 38555
11 a.m. – 4p.m.
First Baptist Church Fairfield Glade
130 Town Centre Dr.
Crossville, TN 38571
9 a.m. - 3p.m.
Byrd Health Clinic
7973 Strike Blvd.
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
How to donate blood
Schedule your appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App or visiting redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.
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, 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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.