“Rise Up & Give Blood” with the Atlanta Falcons and the American Red Cross

August 6, 2012

Join the Atlanta Falcons and the American Red Cross for “Rise Up & Give Blood”.  The blood drive, sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons, the Georgia Dome and The Home Depot, will be held Monday, August 13, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Georgia Dome – Gate D. 

All presenting donors will receive two complimentary tickets to the Falcons pre-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals on August 16, 2012, and be entered to win a replica jersey autographed by one of the Falcons.  Free parking will be available on the day of the blood drive in the silver and orange lots. 

“The Atlanta Falcons pride themselves on putting an exciting team on the field and in the community.  Partnering with the American Red Cross on this annual blood drive provides a unique experience for the donor, and is a great way to kick off our football season," said Kendyl Moss, director of community relations, Atlanta Falcons.

The American Red Cross blood donations are at the lowest they have been in 15 years.  All eligible donors are asked to roll up a sleeve and donate.  All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to help ensure an adequate blood supply for patients.

“This is a great opportunity for fans to support our home team and give back to their community,” said Randy Edwards, chief executive officer, American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region.  “We thank the Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia Dome for partnering with us, and The Home Depot for supporting our life saving mission.”   

To schedule an appointment for the Atlanta Falcons blood drive, click here call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2627). For more information about the Falcons, click here.