Governor’s Cup Winner Predetermined – Hospital Patients in Need

August 21, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 21, 2012) – Calling all Cats and Cards! Blood donors can show their school spirit prior to the annual UK vs. UL football game by donating at the Governor’s Cup Blood Drive. Fans of these two rival schools are working together for blood recipients. 

“No matter which team you are cheering for this weekend, the real winners are hospital patients in need,” said Linda Voss, CEO of the River Valley Blood Services region. “Whether you bleed red or blue, all eligible blood donors are invited to join the American Red Cross team for the 7th Annual Governor’s Cup blood drive!”

7th Annual Governor’s Cup Blood Drive

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Noon to 7:00p.m.

Crowne Plaza Hotel

830 Phillips Lane

Louisville, Ky. 40209

The Red Cross is calling on all eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give as soon as possible. All blood types are needed, especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand this summer.

Schedule an appointment today to donate blood at the 7th Annual Governor’s Cup blood drive. All presenting donors at the Governor’s Cup Blood Drive will be treated to a complimentary t-shirt, Stoker’s Broaster Chicken, Graeter’s ice cream ‘Pint for a Pint’ coupons and be entered into drawings for two tickets to the Governor’s Cup game, UK and UL memorabilia and other prizes.

All presenting donors at Red Cross blood drives through September 5, 2012, will also be entered into a summer-long Live Life. Give Life. promotion for a chance to win a prize certificate package worth $5,000 redeemable at


How to Donate Blood

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 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 approximately 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