Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeves with the Red Cross

May 21, 2012

Donate Blood or Platelets this Summer and Rock Someone’s World


American Red Cross blood donors rock!  Whether you’re a fan of Bill Haley and his Comets, the Rolling Stones or Bon Jovi, the Red Cross invites you to Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeves this summer to give blood or platelets. 


Donating blood can help save up to three lives because your blood is separated into its components – red cells, plasma and platelets – to treat patients with different needs.   Donating platelets primarily benefits cancer patients.  When a patient is undergoing chemotherapy, the production of blood cells is affected and the platelet count may drop to a critical level. 


Shake, Rattle and Roll into a Red Cross blood drive May 22 – July 31 and you’ll be eligible to win a Gibson guitar, courtesy of The Gibson Foundation.  The Red Cross will award multiple guitars and 50,000 guitar picks, co-branded with the Gibson and Red Cross logos, during this campaign.  In addition, you’ll receive a rock and roll themed t-shirt.


As a special incentive for our young donors, anyone aged 16-21 can enter to win a $5,000 scholarship!


Good Golly Miss Molly, helping to save lives through blood donation makes you a rock star. 

Visit a Red Cross blood drive this summer and in no time you’ll be singing, “I love Rock ‘n’ Roll.”