Give Blood in Honor of Robertson County Blood Recipient Edith Grant

June 14, 2011



[Nashville, Tenn., June 14, 2011]—The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in honor of local area resident Edith Grant on Wednesday, June 22.  The drive is at Highland Chapel Union Church located at 1122 Highland Ave. in Ridgetop from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 


Edith Grant is a regular recipient of donated blood products.   


Blood transfusions are used for trauma victims – due to accidents and burns – heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, newborns and premature babies, complications during childbirth, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or other diseases, such as sickle cell disease.


While all blood types are needed during the critical summer months, type O negative is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations.


Type O negative donors can make the difference between an adequate blood supply and a summer shortage.


You can help blood recipients like Edith Grant by scheduling an appointment to give blood in her honor.  Call Sonya Prince at (615) 389-1300. 


All presenting blood donors are automatically entered into a sweepstakes drawing for the following Music City getaway:

An expense paid trip for two to Nashville, Tenn. for a two night stay at Gaylord’s Opryland Hotel, two VIP passes to the Grand Ole Opry, a backstage tour at the Opry House (based on availability at time of travel) and one $300 Visa Gift Card.

Plus, anyone who presents to donate blood Wednesday, May 25 through Wednesday, Sept. 14 is automatically entered into the Red Cross Racing “Summer Drive Sweepstakes” to win a brand new 2012 red candy metallic Ford Fiesta SE, courtesy of Ford Motor Company.  One winner is selected by random drawing on Monday, Sept. 19.  For more information, or to schedule your summer blood donation appointment, please visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS.


Most healthy individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent) and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood.  Individuals 18 years of age or younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.


The Tennessee Valley Region serves 57 hospitals and must have 600 people donate blood or platelets each weekday to meet the needs of hospital patients.