KGON 92.3 Classic Rock sponsors blood drive in three locations
PORTLAND, Ore. (July 20, 2016) – Get ready to rock someone’s world this summer by donating blood with the American Red Cross and KGON 92.3 Classic Rock. The community can help save lives at the Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive, Tuesday, July 26 to Saturday, July 30.
Volunteer blood donors can help make this summer event a great success during a particularly difficult time for blood donations. The American Red Cross recently issued an emergency call for blood donors as blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months, resulting in almost 39,000 fewer donations than what’s needed, as well as a significant draw down of the overall Red Cross blood supply.
“By sponsoring this event, 92.3 KGON Classic Rock helps ensure blood is available for hospital patients,” said Neil Tosuntikool, donor recruitment director of the Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region. “Hospital patients continue to need lifesaving blood this summer, and they’re relying on the generosity of volunteer donors to give them hope in the days and weeks ahead.”
All who come out to donate will receive a commemorative Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve T-shirt, free admission to the Clark County Fair and refreshments, while supplies last.
Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive
Portland Blood Donation Center
3131 N. Vancouver Ave.
Tuesday, July 26, from 1 to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Clark County Vancouver Blood Donation Center
5109 NE 82nd Ave.
Tuesday, July 26, from 1:30 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday, July 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 30, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Salem Blood Donation Center
475 Cottage St. NE Suite 110
Tuesday, July 27, from 1:30 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27, from 1:30 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, July 29, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Appointments are encouraged, though walk-ins are always welcome. To schedule a donation, use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS and use the sponsor code 1TRKGON.
The Red Cross relies on volunteer donors for the approximately 14,000 blood donations needed every day to support patients at about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. Blood donors of all types are needed to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.
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.
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.