Carve out a new Halloween Tradition!

October 23, 2012

Few Things are Scarier than a Blood Shortage

Carve Out a New Halloween Tradition this Year by Donating Blood! American Red Cross Donor Center

The American Red Cross Western Lake Erie Blood Services Region will host its annual Halloween blood donation campaign, at the Toledo Blood Donor Center located at 3510 Executive Parkway on:

Friday, October 26 - 7am – 4pm (T-shirts)

Saturday, October 27 – 7am – 2pm

Monday, October 29 – 8am - 4pm

Tuesday, October 30 - 10:30am – 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 31 – 10:30am – 6:30pm (T-shirts)


When you come to donate blood On Friday, October 26th and Wednesday, October 31st, you will receive a special Halloween t-shirt!

“Twenty-four local hospitals rely on the generosity of blood donors to help save lives. We invite all eligible blood donors to give a very special treat this Halloween – one that will help save lives,” said Jim Wright, Director of Donor Recruitment for the Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross.

Blood donations are always needed and it is important for individuals to make donating blood a regular part of their lives.

 “Your donation may give someone another day to spend with their loved ones, or even a second chance at life,” added Wright. “Chances are there’s someone in your very community who needs blood.”

Please sign up today to donate blood and encourage others to give, too. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit the website at


How to Donate Blood

To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.


About the American Red Cross

The Western Lake Erie Region serves 11 counties, and needs to collect about 300 units of blood a day to meet patient need in 24 hospitals. In addition to supplying nearly half of the nation’s blood, the American Red Cross 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.