UPCOMING AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES IN YOUR AREA:
- Monday, February 11, 2013, from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Jefferson Elementary School in the gymnasium, located at 401 Klinger St. in Plymouth. Come to donate and receive a coupon for one free taco courtesy of Taco Bell. This blood drive is sponsored by the Pint Size Heroes of Jefferson Elementary School.
Calling all basketball fans!
This February, come to donate blood or platelets at a Red Cross blood drive or donor center and be entered into a Region-wide drawing to win the following package:
o Two VIP tickets to the NCAA Sweet 16 and Elite 8 Midwest Regional games at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis (Friday, March 29 and Sunday, March 31). VIP tickets include early admission to the stadium, food, drink tickets and the chance to meet an NCAA legend.
o A deluxe corner room at the new J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis for two nights (Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30).
o A $250 Visa gift card to be used for other expenses such as meals, gas or parking or even souvenirs!
How to Donate Blood
To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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. Individuals should bring their Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when they come to donate.
About the American Red Cross
The Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region serves northern and central Indiana and northwestern Ohio, and needs to collect about 500 units of blood a day to meet patient need in 60 hospitals. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that 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.