LOS ANGELES (June 5, 2017) — The American Red Cross is calling on Southern California baseball fans to knock it out of the park and help the community by donating blood at the 19th annual Angels and Dodgers Baseball Fans blood drive. The blood drive will take place Saturday, June 24, at 13 locations throughout Southern California.
Blood donations historically decline during the summer months for a variety of reasons, including busy summer schedules and vacations, but the need for blood remains constant.
“The Angels and Dodgers Baseball Fans blood drive is a great opportunity for the community to rally and show their support by donating blood at one of our 13 sites,” said Geri Ostil Hernandez, local market manager, Red Cross West Blood Services Division. “We are grateful to the Angels and Dodgers baseball fans for coming together for the 19th consecutive year to make this possible. The blood collected during the Angels and Dodgers Baseball Fans blood drive will directly benefit our community and help ensure that local hospitals and trauma centers have blood products available to treat patients.”
As a thank you, all those coming to donate will receive a voucher for two tickets to either an Angels or Dodgers designated home game, while supplies last. For baseball fans that wish to donate blood and help save lives in late summer, a follow-up Baseball Fans blood drive will be held on Saturday, August 26, at eight locations.
Angels and Dodgers Baseball Fans blood drive
Saturday, June 24
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 17800 Newhope St.
Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1144 Rosecrans Ave.
Red Cross Glendale Chapter, 1501 S. Brand Blvd.
Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 22971 Mill Creek Dr.
Greater Long Beach Red Cross Chapter, 3150 E 29th St.
LAPD – Northeast, 3353 N. San Fernando Rd.
Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 133 N Altadena Dr.
Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 100 Red Cross Circle
Rancho Cucamonga Family Resource Center, 9791 Arrow Route
Red Cross Chapter, 6235 Rivercrest Dr.
Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 600 Parkcenter Dr.
Old West Masonic Lodge, 19310 Avenue of the Oaks
Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave.
Blood donation appointments can be scheduled for the Angels and Dodgers Baseball Fans blood drive by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, going online at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and using the sponsor code HOMERUN.
How to donate blood
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 (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 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 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.