Donelson-Hermitage Donor Day Attracted Generous Sponsors

July 6, 2011

Thank you to Sponsors of Donelson-Hermitage Donor Day

Blood Drive Resulted in 26 Pints of Blood Collected


(Nashville, Tenn., July 6, 2011)


The Donelson-Hermitage Donor Day blood drive happened on June 28 at the Hermitage Precinct of the Metro Police Department.


The American Red Cross collected 26 pints of blood at the drive.  Since each donation has the potential to save up to three lives, everyone who participated can feel good knowing they helped save the lives of up to 78 hospital patients.


The Red Cross appreciates the support of numerous area businesses that helped make this blood drive a success.  Supporters include:  Back Yard Burger Hermitage Grill, Subway, Qdoba, Holladay Properties, Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Airport, Daymar Institute, Ally Fitness, Asthma Allergy & Sinus Center, Staffmark, Metro Police Department and the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce.


Sponsors are needed for the Holiday Donor Day blood drive on Monday, Dec. 26.  If you are interested in helping, please call Rachel Clarke, Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative, at (615) 330-2151.


How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to for more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit to learn more.


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at