Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and American Red Cross Team Up for Blood Drive in Honor of Boys Hope, Girls Hope

July 12, 2010

In the spirit of people helping people that embodies Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the show is partnering with the American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac (GC&P) Region to host a blood drive in conjunction with their building for Boys Hope Girls Hope in Baltimore.  The blood drive will be held on Thursday, July 15,  at LOCATION from 11 am – 7 pm. For more information about this blood drive, click here.

This episode of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will build a new girls home for Boys Hope, Girls Hope, a non-profit organization that provides at risk children with stable homes, education, and financial and emotional support. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is a show that celebrates people helping other people. Giving blood is one way for fans of the show to continue that spirit of giving in their community. By sponsoring a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is extending assistance to the entire community.  Ensuring a safe and adequate blood supply is vital to the health of our neighborhood.

“We feel honored to be given the opportunity to be part of something so amazing. Not everyone can tear down and rebuild a house, but giving blood is one simple way that individuals can give to their friends and neighbors. Our hope is that people in the community will come out to support Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the Red Cross by donating blood,” said Tracy Scott, Director of Donor Recruitment for the American Red Cross, GC&P Region.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

Information about Regional Blood Donor Centers or community blood drive locations and times can be found at www.redcrossblood.org.  Business and community groups that are willing to hold blood drives are asked to call 1-800-787-9282, x4925 for information. For volunteer information, please call 1-800-272-0094 x1.