Pay It Forward By Donating Blood

May 20, 2011


Red Cross Blood Drive Honors Flood and Tornado Victims

Pay It Forward By Donating Blood


(Nashville, Tenn., May 20, 2011)


Cumberland Ridge Assisted Living Center and WyndRidge Health and Rehab Center are helping the American Red Cross honor victims of recent flooding and tornados through a “Pay It Forward” blood drive.


"The residents and staff of Cumberland Ridge and WyndRidge have a long history of supporting our community in times of need.  At this time there is a need for blood.  We will serve where we are needed," says Kelli Dodson, Executive Director, Cumberland Ridge Assisted Living Center.


You can give blood in honor of flood and tornado victims on Thursday, June 2, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at Crossville Community Complex located on Livingston Road in Crossville.  To schedule an appointment for this blood drive, call Jean Ann Mayberry at (931) 797-7674, Jill Purcell or Kelli Dodson at (931) 456-8688.


All presenting blood donors are entered into a drawing for a flat screen television.


Plus, 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.

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


Photo:  Kelli Dodson, Exec. Dir., Cumberland Ridge Assisted Living Center; Jill Purcell, Assistant Dir., Cumberland Ridge Assisted Living Center and Jeff Gebbert, Assistant Administrator at Wyndridge Health and Rehab Center.