Missouri Mavericks host Red Cross Night March 22

March 7, 2013

Fans can donate blood prior to the game


INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (March 7, 2013) – Missouri Mavericks fans can cheer on their favorite team one last time at home during the regular season, help save lives and win Mavericks playoff tickets, all in one night. Now that’s a hat trick!


On March 22, the Mavericks will play at home against Tulsa. Not only will it be the final regular season home game for the Mavericks, but it’s also Red Cross Night. The festivities include an American Red Cross blood drive prior to the game and displays of Red Cross emergency vehicles and information on services provided by the Red Cross. In addition, everyone who attempts to donate blood at the pre-game blood drive will receive a voucher good for a free ticket to a Mavericks playoff game.


“We are excited to partner with the American Red Cross for Red Cross Night,” said Brent Thiessen, Mavericks President and General Manager. “This is a great opportunity for the Mavericks and our fans to make a difference. The Mavericks applaud the daily efforts of the Red Cross and encourage our fans to come out to give blood and support Red Cross efforts.”


Missouri Mavericks Red Cross Night Blood Drive

March 22 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Independence Events Center

19100 East Valley View Parkway, Independence, Mo.


In addition to collecting and distributing about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year in the U.S., providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. The organization also offers 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families – in war zones, military hospitals and on military installations around the world – and trains more than 7 million people in first aid, water safety and other lifesaving skills every year.

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 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 redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.