Saving Lives is Par for the Course for American Red Cross

July 12, 2010

MILWAUKEE, Wis. –Whether you’re an ace on the golf course or a first-time golfer, the American Red Cross encourages all eligible donors to give blood at the first-ever Putting for Pints Blood Drive in Menomonee Falls.

Putting for Pints Blood Drive

Monday, July 19 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Silver Spring Golf and Banquet Center

N56 W21318 Silver Spring Dr., Menomonee Falls

Walk-ins welcome!

If you love to golf, but greens fees aren’t part of your summertime budget, the Red Cross has a solution that will let you tee off and help patients in need. All presenting donors at the Putting for Pints Blood Drive will receive a free round of golf to an area course.

“This is a great opportunity for both beginner and avid golfers to give back to the community while getting a free round of golf,” said Greg Novinska, CEO of the American Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region. “Whether you’re a dedicated blood donor or you’ve never donated before, come on out to help save a life.”

The Red Cross would like to extend a special thank you to participating golf courses, including: Broadlands Golf Club, Brookfield Hills Golf Course, Deer Haven Golf Course, Ironwood Golf Course, Moor Downs Golf Course, Morning Star Golfers Club, Muskego Lakes Country Club, Naga-Waukee Golf Course, Paganica Golf Course, Rainbow Springs Golf Course, Silver Spring Golf and Banquet Center, Songbird Hills Golf Club, Valley Green Golf Course and Wanaki Golf Course.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. 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 (16 with parental permission 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

Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.