Score the Ultimate Touchdown for Patients in Need at the 6th Annual Governor’s Cup Blood Drive

September 13, 2011

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, everyone’s a winner when you donate blood at the Governor’s Cup blood drive,” said Linda Voss, CEO of the River Valley Blood Services region. “Whether you bleed red or blue, your biggest fans are patients in need.”

The American Red Cross invites all eligible blood donors to join our team for the 6th
Annual Governor’s Cup blood drive!

Governor’s Cup Blood Drive

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Noon to 7:00p.m.

Crowne Plaza Hotel

830 Phillips Lane

Louisville, Ky. 40209

Schedule your appointment to give blood today. All presenting donors at the Governor’s Cup Blood Drive will be treated to a complimentary t-shirt, Stoker’s broaster chicken and Graeter’s ice cream ‘Pint for a Pint’ coupons.   

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 permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in 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

Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.