Paula Deen and Her Family Invite Y'all to Give the Gift of Life

May 31, 2012

Paula Deen is known around the world for her Southern charm and Southern cooking.  Paula is also known for giving back to her community, and this summer she’s teaming up with the American Red Cross to help save lives. 

The American Red Cross and Paula Deen Enterprises are hosting a blood drive on Friday, June 15 at three locations - The Lady & Sons restaurant and the Inn at Ellis Square from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Presenting blood donors will receive a limited edition apron, autographed by Paula Deen; a $40 gift card to be redeemed at The Lady & Sons restaurant, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House or Paula Deen’s Retail Store (must be redeemed between June 15 and June 17, 2012); and The Lady & Sons signature Gooey Butter Cakes in the canteen. 

“Giving blood to the Red Cross is a small way to make a huge impact on someone’s life in our community,” said Jamie Deen.  “By donating an hour of your time, you can lend a helping hand to our neighbors.”

The Deen family has been a long-time supporter of the American Red Cross and giving blood.  Jamie Deen first donated blood in 1985 and has made an effort to donate every year since.  He invites eligible donors to join him and his family by giving blood at the Red Cross blood drive on June 15.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, click here and use the sponsor code butter, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  

Approximately 1,200 blood donations are needed daily in the Southern Blood Services Region to maintain an adequate supply for more than 120 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.