Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeves with the American Red Cross

December 28, 2010

 Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeves with the American Red Cross

Win Fabulous Prizes Featuring the “King of Rock and Roll” – Elvis Presley

 Tucson, Arizona, January 1, 2011

Attention guys and gals!  Strap on your blue suede shoes and put on your best poodle skirts.  It’s time to Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve with the American Red Cross and Elvis Presley Enterprises.

January and February are tough months for blood collections, as cold weather, snow and ice are often to blame for blood drive cancellations.  It’s also the time of year when even the most dedicated blood donors prefer not to leave the warmth of their homes to give blood.

However, hospital patients in your community are counting on volunteer blood donors, like you, to survive.  Just one blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives.  You can make a difference.

So, don’t be a “Hound Dog” this winter.  Eat a hearty fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, swivel your hips and schedule an appointment to donate blood with the Red Cross. 

All presenting blood donors, Jan. 1 – Feb. 28, 2011 are eligible to win one of the following prizes during the “Ultimate Elvis Sweepstakes”:

  • An expense paid trip for two to Las Vegas featuring tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis and accommodationsat ARIA Resort & Casino™ at CityCenter.
  • A VIP expense paid trip for two to Memphis featuring VIP Graceland access and accommodations at The Peabody Hotel.

As you can see, it’s “one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go, go, go” and make your blood donation appointment with the Red Cross today.  As Elvis would say,” Thank you. Thank you very much.”

How to Donate Blood:

For your convenience, you can schedule your blood donation appointment online now.  You may also call 1-800-RED CROSSAll blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit to learn more.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at