NTV Tri-City Blood Drives Offer Residents a Chance to Make a Difference

May 1, 2012

KEARNEY, Neb. – For the ninth consecutive year, the American Red Cross and NTV are teaming up to inspire residents in the Tri-Cities to make a difference in the lives of patients in their communities and throughout the nation by donating blood at the annual Tri-City Blood Drives.

“For the past eight years, Tri-Cities residents have made the annual NTV blood drives a lifesaving tradition,” said Tricia Quinn, CEO of the local Red Cross Blood Services Region. “The support of the community is vital to our mission of helping patients in need.”

This year, the 138 pints NTV and the Red Cross hope to collect are especially important. Blood products are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as they are coming in and all blood types are currently needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply.


Ninth Annual Tri-City Blood Drives

Monday, May 7, 2012
Noon to 6 p.m.
4700 6th Ave.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Noon to 6 p.m.
221 E. S. Front St.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Noon to 6 p.m.
1430 W. 16th St.

Walk-ins are welcome at all blood drives, but donors are encouraged to call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.


All presenting donors at the NTV Tri-City Blood Drives will be treated to sandwiches from Subway and cookies from Eileen’s Colossal Cookies and will receive a Red Cross t-shirt. Donors will also have the opportunity to meet members of the NTV family at the blood drives.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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 some states), 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 redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.