American Red Cross Encourages Donors to Give with “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good”

September 13, 2013

The American Red Cross is encouraging donors to look and feel their best by giving the gift of life during the “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” promotion. Present to donate blood or platelets September 12 through November 30, 2013, and be entered to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to use on a gym membership, spa treatment, car detailing – whatever makes you look and feel good!  

The “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” promotion gives donors the opportunity to make a difference in patients’ lives, while giving them a chance to pamper themselves, too.

“There truly is no better feeling than helping to save the life of a patient in need,” said Jerry J.K. Tillery, chief executive officer, Southern Blood Services Region. “As a thank you to our dedicated donors, we would like to be able to treat them to a chance to make themselves – or even their home or auto – look as good as they feel.”

The Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in 100 hospitals. Approximately 1,200 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demands.


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 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.