A Pint for a Pint - Give Blood, Get Ice Cream

June 29, 2011

Give a Pint, Get a Pint

Culver’s of Bowling Green Sponsors Red Cross Blood Drive


(Nashville, Tenn., June 29, 2011)


The American Red Cross and Culver’s of Bowling Green are teaming up for a “Pint for a Pint” blood drive.


Now that summer is here, the supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross is dropping significantly.  That’s why it’s important for eligible donors with blood type O negative to make and keep appointments to give blood this summer.


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.


What better incentive to get out in the heat and visit a blood drive than a free pint of ice cream?  Well, the potential to save up to three lives is pretty good, too.


You are invited to give blood at the Culver’s of Bowling Green blood drive on Friday, July 8, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Culver’s of Bowling Green located at 4903 Scottsville Road in Bowling Green.  To schedule your blood donation appointment, call Michelle Mangum at (270) 217-6570.


All presenting blood donors receive a coupon for a free pint of ice cream.


As an extra incentive this summer, anyone who presents to donate blood with the Red Cross between July 1 and Sept. 5 is automatically entered into a drawing for a $250 gas card. 


How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to redcrossblood.org 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 redcrossblood.org 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 redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.