Local Woman Wins Trip to Nashville

August 15, 2011

Deana Juergens Scores Country Music Trip Thanks to American Red Cross


Deana Juergens of Grubville, MO, is heading to Music City after winning an expense-paid trip for two to Nashville, Tennessee! Juergens was named the winner of the American Red Cross “Music City Getaway” sweepstakes as part of the Country in My Blood campaign, which ended June 30.

Juergens, shown in the center of Red Cross South County donation center team leader Melodie Cunningham and Donor Recruitment Director Todd Wagner, donates platelets in the St. Louis area, and has for several years.

“Deana is a loyal and enthusiastic donor, and we appreciate her efforts to keep supplies stable for those in need,” says Wagner.

For winning the “Music City Getaway” sweepstakes, Juergens and a guest receive a two-night stay at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, get a backstage tour of the legendary Opry House, and a $300 Visa Gift Card.

About her upcoming trip, Juergens describes it as “kind of unbelievable.  I didn’t think it was real at first.”  While not her first visit to Nashville, Juergens says she is looking forward to the vacation.

It is because of the generosity of volunteer blood donors like Juergens that the Red Cross can help save thousands of lives every year.  The need for blood of all types is critical, as the Red Cross is currently seeing the lowest number of donations for this time period in over 12 years.  The Red Cross invites you to join the ranks of the many who donate regularly, and asks you to call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment to donate in your area.  

For your convenience, you may now schedule blood donation appointments online at www.redcrossblood.org.  You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS. 


Donors may subscribe to Red Cross texting by sending givelife to 90999 or registering online at redcrossblood.org.  


How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.org for more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more.


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org