Annual Donorama Blood Drive Gives Something Meaningful to Hospital Patients in Need

December 18, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 18, 2012) – This holiday season, the American Red Cross asks Kentuckiana to support its mission by giving something meaningful -- giving hope to those in need. Something meaningful like a blood donation is a gift that doesn’t cost a thing but can give joy and hope to a hospital patient. The 35th Annual American Red Cross Donorama Blood Drive celebrates that spirit of generosity by bringing together 1,200 blood donors over two days.

35th Annual Louisville Donorama Blood Drive

Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28

Noon to 7 p.m. each day

Crowne Plaza Hotel

830 Phillips Lane

Louisville, Ky.

“Giving blood to help others is a wonderful way to give something meaningful this holiday season. Please add making a blood donation to your holiday to-do list and schedule your Donorama appointment today,” said Linda Voss, CEO of the Red Cross River Valley Blood Services Region.

The Louisville Donorama will have something for the entire family. All presenting donors will receive a complimentary long sleeve t-shirt.  Entertainment on both days will be supplied by local bands - courtesy of the Louisville Musicians Union. Hot meals will be featured in the refreshment area and childcare will be provided throughout the drive.

Additionally, all presenting donors in the River Valley Region, between November 21 and December 31, 2012, will earn a chance to win one $1,000 Visa gift card or one of three $200 Visa gift cards.

Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information.


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 join our blog at