New York Ranger Fans Encouraged to Give Blood During Day-Long Drive

March 3, 2011

The Rangers and the American Red Cross To Give All Donors A Collectable Rangers 85th Anniversary Bobblehead figurine

Secaucus, NJ, March 03, 2011 – The American Red Cross encourages New York Ranger fans to show their team spirit by donating blood on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. All presenting blood donors will receive a collectable Rangers 85th Anniversary bobblehead figurine

The blood drive will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Exhibition Center, a New York area hotel located at Two Harmon Plaza in Secaucus, New Jersey.

“We thank the New York Rangers for helping to save lives in the community, and hope to turn many fans into life-saving blood donors,” said Brigid O'Neill LaGier, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Blood Services Region. “The upcoming blood drive (March 12) is vitally important to build a supply of blood that will help safeguard against a blood shortage.”

In addition to the collectable Rangers 85th Anniversary bobblehead figurine, all presenting blood donors will also have the chance to meet several Rangers alumni that will be on site, and eight randomly selected donors will receive an authentic autographed Rangers 85th Anniversary jersey.

Fans are asked to kindly make an appointment in advance by contacting the American Red Cross at or by calling 1-800-26-BLOOD.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.


CONTACT: Anthony C. Tornetta, Regional Communications Manager of American Red Cross 215-687-8939