‘Give Something That Means Something’ with Paula Deen Enterprises and the Red Cross

November 8, 2013

The holidays are approaching and while you’re searching for the perfect gift, consider giving the gift of life. 

‘Give Something That Means Something’ by donating blood with the Deen family and the American Red Cross.  Paula Deen Enterprises is sponsoring its sixth blood drive in Savannah on Friday, November 22, 2013. 

“As a long-time blood donor, I encourage others to support the Red Cross by rolling up a sleeve,” said Jamie Deen.  “What takes a little over an hour of your time could give someone else a lifetime of memories with their loved ones.”

A blood drive will be held at The Lady and Sons Restaurant from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House and the Inn at Ellis Square from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Presenting donors will receive:

  • A limited edition apron, autographed by Paula Deen
  • A $40 gift card to The Lady & Sons, Uncle Bubba’s or Paula Deen’s Retail Store (must be redeemed by November 24, 2013)
  • The Lady & Sons signature Gooey Butter Cake in the refreshment area. 

Approximately 1,200 blood donations are needed daily in the Southern Blood Services Region to maintain an adequate supply for 100 local hospitals.  Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors age 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

 For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, click here or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged. 


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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.