2010 Battle for Blood Most Successful in Fort Wayne History

December 28, 2010


The Fire Department and EMS team narrowly overcame the Police and Sheriffs’ team in the 16th Annual Battle for Blood, 685 votes to 670 votes.  This marks the fifth consecutive win by the Firefighters and EMS team.  The Battle for Blood helped build the blood supply during this critical holiday season by collecting 1,187 pints of blood and 631 platelet products.   This was the most successful Battle for Blood in Fort Wayne history, surpassing the record of 1,179 pints of blood collected in 2002.  Sponsors of the event included Indiana’s NewsCenter, WBCL and Pizza Hut.

This New Year’s Eve, continue the holiday spirit and resolve to help save lives through blood or platelet donation.  Join MAJIC 95.1and the American Red Cross for the 2010 New Year’s Eve Blood Drive. There are two locations in Fort Wayne where you can donate:

American Red Cross, located at 1212 E. California Rd. (across from the Memorial Coliseum)

     Wednesday, Dec. 29:             noon – 6 p.m.

     Thursday, Dec. 30:                 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

     Friday, Dec. 31:                      8 a.m. – noon

LutheranHospital Donor Center, located at 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107 (in the South lobby of Lutheran Hospital near the gift shop)

     Wednesday, Dec. 29:             noon – 6 p.m.

     Thursday, Dec. 30:                 6 a.m. – noon

     Friday, Dec. 31:                      6 a.m. – noon                                               

All presenting donors at this blood drive will receive a coupon for a free 9-inch one-topping personal pan pizza from Papa Murphy’sand while supplies last, a coupon for a free donut from Dunkin’ Donuts.  Additionally, all donors will be entered to win a weekly, regional drawing for a $250 Visa gift card!


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