Step up to the plate and help save lives

June 11, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. —  The American Red Cross Midwest Blood Services Region, Heartland Chapter and Loess Hills Chapter Boards of Directors are asking the Omaha and Council Bluffs community to pitch in and help save lives during a special blood drive on Sat., June 29.
Blood drive details:
Saturday, June 29 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
American Red Cross, 2812 S. 80th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska
Saturday, June 29 from 6:30 a.m. to noon
American Red Cross, 705 N. 16th St., Council Bluffs, Iowa
To make an appointment, call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or click the links above.
In appreciation for their support, all presenting donors will receive Storm Chasers memorabilia and a pair of tickets to the July 1 Omaha Storm Chasers baseball game against the New Orleans Zephyrs. Plus, one presenting donor will win the opportunity to throw out the first pitch during the July 1 game. The Storm Chasers’ mascot, Casey, will also be on hand to greet donors during a portion on the Omaha blood drive.
Blood donations often decline during the summer months, when schools are out and regular donors are on vacation. When donors give blood through the Red Cross, they give patients in need time to make their own memories — like rooting for the home team, watching fireworks and having a picnic. Live a story. Give a story. Donate blood.
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 consent 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 about 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 visit us on Twitter at   @RedCross  .