Lincoln area encouraged to ‘Stalk Up the Blood Supply and Pig Out’ at special blood drive

July 20, 2012

LINCOLN, Neb. – Agriculture is the lifeblood of Nebraska. The Nebraska Corn Growers Association and Nebraska Pork Producers Association are giving back and helping to boost the blood supply by partnering with the American Red Cross to cosponsor a special Lincoln blood drive on Monday, July 30.

With a theme of “Stalk Up the Blood Supply and Pig Out,” Nebraska corn and pig farmers are encouraging others to join them in giving blood and are treating presenting donors to a complimentary pork barbeque meal courtesy of Skeeter Barnes. Additionally, those who come to the blood drive will receive a free gate pass to Ribfest and will be entered in a grand prize drawing for a $50 ethanol gas card and a $50 pork coupon, which will be awarded on Sept. 5.

The community’s help is needed to “stalk up” the blood supply. With extreme heat keeping some donors at home and severe storms forcing the cancellation of dozens of blood drives earlier in the month, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for donors of all blood types. Donors with type O negative, O positive, A negative or B negative blood are especially encouraged to give now.
Stalk Up the Blood Supply and Pig Out:
Monday, July 30 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
American Red Cross, 220 Oakcreek Dr., Lincoln
To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit

Stalk Up the Blood Supply and Pig Out is proudly supported by the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, Skeeter Barnes, SMG and Ribfest. 

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 Nebraska), 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

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at



American Red Cross
220 Oakcreek Dr.
Lincoln, NE
United States
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