Give Thanks, Give Life before Thanksgiving by Donating Blood

November 14, 2012

Throughout the year, dedicated donors take time out of their day to help strangers in need. During this season of giving thanks, the American Red Cross is showing its appreciation to all presenting blood donors at the Give Thanks, Give Life Blood Drive by offering them a free pumpkin pie.  All presenting blood donors will also receive a free t-shirt and a complimentary meal from Golden Corral, Arby’s or Fazolis. 

“As you reflect on the things you are most thankful for this holiday season, take the time to give blood,” said Julie Krizen, Communications Manager, Evansville-Wabash Valley Region. “In one hour, you can give a patient in need the gift of life.”

While the need for blood is constant, the supply isn’t and blood donation levels tend to dip around the holidays. Give thanks this Thanksgiving by donating blood.

Give Thanks, Give Life Blood Drive

Wednesday, November 21th

6:00 am to 9:00 pm

American Red Cross

29 South Stockwell Road, Evansville


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