Local Red Cross Teams Up with Washington Redskins as Exclusive Blood Donation Partner

August 30, 2010

Redskins Blood Drives Will Offer Fans Chance for Tickets to Home Games

In an effort to combat seasonal blood shortages and promote frequent blood donation, the Washington Redskins have teamed up with the American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac (GC&P) Region, to host Redskins-themed blood drives throughout the 2010-2011 season.  Participants at these special event blood drives will receive, courtesy of the American Red Cross, a ticket to a Redskins home game or other special events at FedExField including; concerts, college football and soccer games. In addition to event tickets, participants may have a chance to meet legacy players and cheerleaders at some events.  To view a list of upcoming Redskins blood drives, please visit redcrossblood.org/redskins, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

“The American Red Cross has a longstanding relationship with the Redskins and we’re proud to see that grow to help our community even more,” said Gary J. Ouellette, CEO for the GC&P Region of the Red Cross. “With the Redskins support of our mission, we can now offer potential blood donors a special Redskins incentive and experience, which will help recruit blood donors during some of the more challenging times of year. This will help ensure that we continue to meet the needs of all local hospitals and patients.”

“The Redskins are committed to help the Red Cross provide a safe and adequate blood supply for our communities and raise awareness on the importance of blood donation,” said Mitch Gershman, CMO, of the Washington Redskins.

The first two Redskins blood drives will take place on Friday, September 3rd from 10 am to 6 pm at the locations listed below. Participants will receive either a Redskins vs. Cowboys or Redskins vs. Texans game ticket* as a special thank you for participating in the blood drive.  APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED.

ChristianFellowship Church
21673 Beaumeade Circle
Ashburn, VA 20147                                                                                                           

DamascusLions Club         
10211 Lewis Drive  
Damascus, MD 20872

Group registration for families, friends and colleagues is encouraged. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or click here to register or for more information about upcoming Redskins events and announcements. All blood drive participants will receive (1) 2010-2011 regular season game ticket. Tickets are non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash. *Tickets to exact games are not guaranteed.

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.

For more information about Redskins blood drives, to schedule an appointment, or to inquire about hosting a Redskins themed blood drive at your business, school, or organization, please visit redcrossblood.org/redskins. For volunteer information, please call 1-800-272-0094 x1.

Visit redrossblood.org/redskins