Give Blood, Win Prizes...Go Red Cross Racing

March 24, 2010

News Release


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Give Blood, Win Prizes...Go Red Cross Racing

The Race for Points Is On

Wichita, Kan. – March 24, 2010 – The race for points is on asRed Cross Racingrevs up for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series


Red Cross Racingmembers can get points for a variety of activities, including giving blood or platelets and recruiting other blood donors. Those points may be exchanged for prizes such as a collectible die-cast car, duffle bags, gardening sets, laptop computer holders and other exciting merchandise.


Fans are invited to enter the 2010 Ready, Set, Give & Win Sweepstakes by logging on to redcrossracing.comand clicking on the sweepstakes icon.  


Two lucky grand prize winners will receive the following: VIP trip for two (2) as ‘Honorary Pit Crew Members’ to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ Race. Guests will have the experience of a lifetime as guests of the No. 16 3M/American Red Cross Team. The VIP trip experience also includes roundtrip air travel, two night’s accommodations, VIP tours with meet and greets at the race and more


For the third year in a row, Greg Biffle,driver of the No. 163MFord Fusion, is raising awareness about the ongoing need for blood donations; especially from type O donorslike him. 

“I’m proud to be associated within the NASCARcommunity as the American Red Cross driver and a blood donor. I give blood because it’s easy to do and helps support the community,” says Biffle.


Join Greg Biffle in the race for life-saving blood donations.  Go online to make an appointmentnow.


Donating Blood:
Log on to www.redcrossblood.orgfor more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All 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 www.redcross.orgor join our blog at